How David Beckham's Pepsi Video Was Shared

April 14, 2011

One of this week's Most Shared videos is the Pepsi David Beckham trick-shot video (below), a clip that's inspired a viral "real or fake" debate and drawn roughly 2 million views since last Friday.

Interestingly, one of the most influential Twitter users to the early spread of the video was Giada De Laurentiis who posted it Friday. Of course, the other early influencer was a little bit closer to home for the star: Victoria Beckham tweeted later that day, "Check out my husband's ball skills!!!"

The video got a second major push on Twitter Tuesday after being shared by a Japanese pop culture account.

A look at the numbers shows that the video started growing in popularity in North America first, accounting for the first spike in the chart below. The video then began to increase views from Europe and the world at large in the days following: