Viral Texts

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/05/08/a-special-in-depth-analysis-by-david-mcraney-l337-katz0rz/#more-1347
http://acephalous.typepad.com/acephalous/2006/11/measuring_the_s.html - an (failed) attempt at measuring the rate of propagation
http://www.cylegage.com/lulz/ - I can has Rezearch Papar?
http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Copypasta

 

http://www.dipity.com/user/tatercakes/timeline/Internet_Memes/embed_tl?fs=1 - visual display

 

 

Creepypasta

http://aeon.co/magazine/altered-states/creepypasta-is-how-the-internet-learns-our-fears/

 

 

Viral Images

http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/37290#52074 - evolution & dispersal of the chans

 

 

Non-text

oh, I don’t know where else to put this...
Salon: The littlest YouTube sensation - The strange tale of Lukeywes1234
- Wikipedia:YTMND
Know Your Meme (.com) - like wikipedia. but for internet memes. kinda.

 

 

Theory and Practice


 Earlier this month, a source close to the project scheduled a meeting to discuss the series’ ending. He said Synydyne originally created Pronunciation Book to be professional enough to get a brand interested, simple enough to require close to zero production time and cost, and straightforward enough to where it’d be easy to slowly develop a cryptic narrative and loyal fanbase.

 

Bakkila and Bender, according to the source, wrote a script that scraped Google and YouTube autocomplete for “How Do I Say” and “How Do I Pronounce” and went down the alphabet to find what people were searching for. This allowed them to make videos that would be instantly popular in search results and create a lot of organic traffic.

 

 

 

Meme theory and analysis

NYT: Will You Be E-Mailing This Column? It’s Awesome

 

Miles Klee “the planet’s only dedicated meme critic”: Vanishing Point (Your Memes Reviewed): The Joseph Ducreux Self-Portrait, or, a discussion of “Disregard females, acquire currency”

 

James Gleick: What Defines A Meme? - ultimately points to a Smithsonian article that I haven’t looked at, yet.

 

The over-memification of whacky black folk online or when the word meme became a verb that describes something you do to a person

 

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/scumbag-steve-shows-how-to-handle-negative-internet-fame
http://www.policymic.com/articles/65487/why-you-should-think-twice-about-sharing-that-meme

 

 

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