It’s a sign of the times when Obama gets mocked on Tumblr faster than you can say lawsuit. That’s right, the NCLU might be suing the administration, but not before Tumblr gets to do some PR damage.
If public ridicule memes suggest that the sun may soon set on a tech boom, it may be time to sell your stocks. A Tumblr called Jesus Christ, Silicon Valley, is gaining attention after appearing in late March to offer a scathing critique of the oft-attacked Dave Morin.
It’s official: Everyone wants to be a platform. And we do mean everyone.
Two dance crazes swept the internet in the last year: Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” a highly polished music video with an international flavor; and “The Harlem Shake,” a low-budget nerd-fest that had nothing to do with the titular neighborhood, but was fun to watch. Both were insanely popular and parodied many times over. This infographic from UK-based agency Face compares the two memes and shows how the videos spread over social media.
Anything can happen when a video goes viral on YouTube. Just ask comedian Lucas Cruikshank, whose 2008 debut of his Fred Figglehorn character on the video-sharing site helped launch his television career. But just like the one-hit wonders on the radio, some video stars disappear as quickly as they came. What ever happened to teen pop star Rebecca Black, whose catchy song, “Friday,” prompted just as much ridicule as it did praise? See how these and other YouTubers have fared over time in this infographic by VIXY.net.
This infographic attempts to explain the greatest mystery of the internet: why are we so obsessed with cats? It traces cat lovers all the way back to ancient Egypt and shows how Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, and numerous other unwitting pets rose to relative fame. Is it all a cat conspiracy to control the world or are the little guys really as affectionate as they seem when you’re wearing nice pants and they need a place to sit?
Catpy April Mewls Day! It’s no secret that the Internet loves cats. Some of today’s cleverest pranks involve the furry creatures. Here’s a rundown of a few we thought were the cat’s meow.
Happy Friday, ladies and gents. The weekend is almost here and, as we do every week, we’ve compiled a list of some of the week’s funniest videos to help you close out the workweek with a smile on your face. This week’s Friday Morning Laughs includes a Journey parody about memes, a strange story about a heroic hitchhiker, a toddler’s trick shots, Obama singing the Pokékon theme and more. Enjoy!
Over the past year, memes have exploded. An awesome new infographic from MDG Advertising analyzes the power of memes, focusing on the life cycle of four of the most popular memes from 2012—Kony 2012, McKayla Is Not Impressed, Binders Full Of Women and Gangnam Style.
If you’ve been wanting to figure out what actually happened with the whole Fiscal Cliff brouhaha but have needed a little sugar to help the medicine go down, the Washington Post recaps the entire debate in animated GIFs and infographics.