Hillary Clinton apparently had no idea what it means to go “viral” on Tuesday when a New Hampshire voter asked her about a photograph that had done just that on the Internet, the New York Times reports:
When a voter approached her at a polling station at Parker Varney School in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday to ask for a picture, he explained that his friend had taken a selfie with the former first lady on Monday and he was jealous because the shot “went viral.”
“You went viral?” Mrs. Clinton said to the man’s friend. “That sounds like some kind of disease.”
After the stop, Mrs. Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, stopped at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Nashua for a quick coffee.
“I hope I can earn your vote today,” Mrs. Clinton told a customer in line as she placed her order.
To go “viral” can have different meanings, but the broad definition is to describe a video, photograph, article, meme or anything on the Internet that attains near-instant popularity by being widely and quickly shared.
Clinton, who was badly beaten in the youth vote by rival Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in the Iowa caucus last week, will need to brush up on such vocabulary to appeal to that demographic. Of course, one glance at the Washington Free Beacon‘s compilation of her dancing throughout the years could be a boon.