How do videos go viral in Korea?
I have no idea. A Korean netizen posted my “12 days of tteok” video onto Bada.us on October 10, 2010 and in less than a month, this one embedded post has generated over 10,000 hits to this video. The excited netizen titled the post, “[유튭] ♥ 떡볶이 사랑한는 외국인 ♥” which roughly translates as “[YouTube] Foreigners love tteokbokki.” From there, it was posted on a few more Korean bulletin boards (bogobogo.net, mizville.org and joonmedia.net), so it has broken the 16,000 mark.
If you want to know why the Korean netizens got so excited, “동영상 보기 (Watch the video).”