Well viral Marketing works on pretty much the same basics except it won't harm any ones computer or still private information.
Viral Marketing starts by sending out information about a service or product in which the originator want you to buy or entice you to but so that they can make a profit this information can come in many different formats from Text, Audio, Images, Video or any other format the originator wishes to display and sell their product or service.
Viral Marketing has been around for some time now but has exploded recently some reasons for this would be the increase in broadband speeds giving people to ability to interconnect using different types of media including Email, Forms, Message Boards, Chat Rooms and most importantly Social Networking.
Social networking is like word of mouth and anyone who has worked in any type of marketing knows that word of mouth has to be one of the best types of advertising there is.
One type of viral Marketing that we have we have all seen at this stage is Viral emails to some people this can get very annoying because of the amount of unsolicited email that are clogging up their inbox but to me or you that have proven to be a very profitable niche.
This is so popular with people trying to sell products because they usually build up such a Hugh email list through opt in pages that they can keep their subscribers up to date with their new products or try different methods and approaches to swing their subscriber to buy products which they might have been selling from the start of their campaign.
I hope you now have a good understanding of Viral Marketing. If you are interested in this or creating viral ebooks you can find a lot more Free information here website
Best of luck Steven