The insular nature of the platform has allowed the angry and disaffected to find each other, spread their message, and bypass the gatekeepers of mainstream media in a way that was previously unimaginable outside of Reddit and 4Chan.
"It was a comedy—not a documentary."
A last second joke addition to a lineup exposed a ton about meme culture, clickbait, the state of journalism, how news is shared, and affection for a dead gorilla.
"Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us."
I take solace in the realization that the river of haterade is going to flow no matter what.
Call it the Donald Trump effect. It doesn't matter if the trolls believe what they are saying if their followers believe it.
Kenyatta Cheese, one of the founders of the world's foremost meme website, tells us how to explain dat boi to our grandmas.
In 2014, Indiana University received funding to start the Truthy Project, which is dedicated to studying the spread of data and why things like memes go viral. We called the professor in charge of it to discuss dank memes and their effect on the election…
The guy whose platform is responsible for Rickrolling will soon be hitting the Google campus.
A prankster in Asheville, North Carolina, is giving out fake tickets that link to a certain Rick Astley video. Unfortunately, this has not been funny for years now.
The 58-year-old artist has curated a show of Texas-based artists that features some of the web's gnarliest images.
Canadian researchers say that there is a link between low intelligence and being impressed by seemingly profound quotes.
When you search for "average man," you get a picture of Michael Whatley's face. And now, he's the face of a fake Banksy meet-and-greet.
It's Equal Pay Day, and women get paid less than men, despite what your lame memes and bad statistics say.
Something needs to be done about America's gun violence problem, but these arguments are duds.
Here are some outfits that are great ways to say, "Hey, remember this popular internet joke? Me too!"
A look at what the far-right hive mind has spewed out in the wake of the latest mass shooting.
Words aren't necessarily true just because they're superimposed over an image.
Stay woke, people.
But 28-year-old Oakland resident Young Busco is ready to embrace his fame once he gets out.
"I've made my mark on the internet, so I can relax. I'm retired now, living off all the shares and likes."
It turns out becoming a meme without your consent can suck really, really hard.
The New Zealand government has opened the doors to public submissions for their new flag. Candidates have included kiwis, sheep, lasers, more kiwis, and more sheep.
The Double Rainbow guy, Keyboard Cat, the Harlem Shake, and more are now helping Delta educate you on how to have a safe flight.