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ROFLCon III brings memes to MIT to talk internet culture
Trying to get a grip in a post-meme life? Just want a chance to meet David well after visiting the dentist or the man who launched a thousand cheezburgers? Then the ROFLCon III might be the place to be this weekend. ROFLCon, an internet culture ...
Hipster Cinna: 6 Hilarious 'Hunger Games' Memes
Hipster Cinna, one of the latest viral sensations based on Suzanne Collins' novel and its film adaptation, combines two of our favorite meme subjects: The Hunger Games and hipsters. The meme generator from DIY LOL reminds us that Cinna "wore eyeshadow ...
The Short, Unhappy Life of a Meme Animal
He was seen, tranquilized, and dropped in his beauteous pose onto some Rec Center mats placed below the tree, a sight captured in a photo which inspired memes like the ones at right and those above. We know little of him other than his age (one to ...
Scumbag Steve, aka Blake Boston, Releases Rap Video Capitalizing on His Viral ...
Scumbag Steve, aka Blake Boston, Releases Rap Video Capitalizing on His Viral ...
The Kansas City Royals inspire safe and NSFW memes this season
And in the midst of that 12-game losing streak (the Royals have since gone 5-5), memes came from two very different sources: a bookish gentleman and a bunch of boobs. Whether it was a sign of things to come or simply the act of one desperately bored ...
At ROFLCon III, This Meme's Business
That was the thinking behind 2008′s inaugural ROFLCon, a two-day gathering at MIT that brought together some of the web's best-known meme-stars — those accidental celebs for whom fame is often a semihappy accident. The resulting conference (which I ...
Dispatches From the Meme Wars: Part III
Fighting these memes before they take hold is critical to, not a distraction from, the larger economic message. Each time we beat one of these memes we increase the focus on the economy because we are able to strip away Obama's attacks on Romney and ...
At ROFLcon, Internet Memes Collide With Meatspace
By Brian Raftery CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — If you want a real-world indicator of just how far meme culture's come in the last four years, look no further than the ROFLcon merch table. In 2008, the inaugural year of the online-culture confab, ...
Sarkozy and Hollande on Middle East: La Même Chose
A school caretaker affixes curtains to voting booths as he prepares a polling station in Strasbourg 5 May 2012. France goes to the polls on Sunday for the second round of their presidential election. (Photo: Reuters - Vincent Kessler) When the ...
New and Advanced Chat Box Launched for 9gag Meme Fans
Funny 9gaggers can now communicate and exchange meme ideas through an efficient chat box known as Chatwing. This application operates on a simple yet speedy platform. Chatwing is free and easy to use. Internet memes have already became famous because ...
Sarkozy or Hollande? #RadioLondres Twitter Meme Will First Reveal Results of ...
Sarkozy or Hollande? #RadioLondres Twitter Meme Will First Reveal Results of ...
Where Does Web Culture Go From Here? That's the Big Question at ROFLcon III
In a wide-ranging talk at ROFLcon III, 4chan and Can.vas founder Christopher “moot” Poole — the inadvertent enabler of such web phenoms as Caturday and Anonymous — discussed the current state of the meme. While noting that he didn't want to come off ...
French Election 2012 Results: #RadioLondres Twitter Meme First to Reveal ...
French Election 2012 Results: #RadioLondres Twitter Meme First to Reveal ...
At ROFLCon, watching memes go mainstream
It's a biennial convention (this year was its third) held to celebrate and discuss internet memes and the celebrity that is often created alongside them. This year's invited guests included Chuck "Nope" Testa, Antoine Dodson, who became famous when he ...
Hey, Paul Ryan, you should have embraced your meme
By Suzi Parker Didn't you know that dissing a meme is a very bad move in the 21st century? Last week, Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, said on the “Don Wade & Roma” radio show that he “never expected that” and that the Tumblr blog dedicated to him ...
Something Is Happening At ROFLCon
After a fascinating keynote address by Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Friday, where he discussed the role memes play in our culture, a group of international panelists formed the “Global Lulzes” panel. Not dissimilar to Zittrain's keynote, ...
Morning Meme: Mark Wahlberg's Underwear Walk, John Travolta Sued, and Going ...
Morning Meme: Mark Wahlberg's Underwear Walk, John Travolta Sued, and Going ...
Are LOLCats Making Us Smart?
By Rebecca J. Rosen Academics are starting to take a hard look at Internet memes and the cultural sensibilities they reflect. What could possibly be said of LOLCats that is of any consequence at all? After all, LOLCats are nothing but pictures of cats ...
Muppet-Resembling Members of Congress
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan was idolized by adoring fans of economic reform in the “Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan” meme, a photo of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holding her Blackberry went viral in the “Texts from Hillary” meme and now ...
Digital Diary: A Weekend Offline, Surrounded by the Internet
By JENNA WORTHAM | May 8, 2012, 3:37 pm Comment The conference held at MIT was all about Internet memes, those repeated cultural touchstones. Here they came to life. People got rickrolled – duped into listening to Rick Astley's catchy 80s hit “Never ...
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