Viral information is defined as networked news stories that spread online mostly via social networks in a much faster as well as wider fashion than various other news stories, and this study investigates the components that make information viral on two social media platforms. The goal is to fill up a void in the literary works on viral information especially on social networks information as previous interaction researches mainly concentrated on information sharing practices on the wire service' internet sites along with editors' information choice requirements. The top 50 newspaper article are picked for this study by examining one of the most seen videos on the Guardian, the New York City Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal's YouTube networks as well as their most retweeted news stories. The research presents a blended version to examine viral information, obtaining from previous studies on emotions and also others that concentrated on information merit. The results show that social networks news visitors favor to read as well as share overwhelmingly positive news, while social relevance as well as unexpectedness in news stories are the most appealing viral information components.