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Announcement: Internet Scientists Embark on Trans-Interweb Expeditions

Last posted Jan 08, 2011 at 11:26PM EST. Added Jan 07, 2011 at 05:19PM EST
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Dear KYM researchers,

Our beloved Internet scientists have decided to conclude their years-long residency at the KYM Institute and move on to pursue their own field research. While they will be working hard in the most remote and perilous of locations on the cyberweb, they will continue to play an advisory role in meme research and stay in touch through the KYM community. On behalf of KYM research staff & community, we would like to thank each and every one of the scientists for all the passionate work and penetrating insights they’ve contributed. Without a doubt, these exceptionally talented scholars will go on to do great things.

Yatta’s farewell note can be found here:

Most of all, I will be grateful that, over the last few years, Jamie Wilkinson, Ellie Rountree and I were able to seed, grow, and foster a venture like Know Your Meme. It’s more than just a documentation and analysis project but a culture and a community. I’m confident that the work we created there will continue to speak to the current and future of Internet culture.

Elspethjane’s farewell letter can be found here:

After almost 5 years with the company, it’s time to move forward and start working on new project(s)! It’s been a great run, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with and helped Rocketboom, Rocketboom Tech, and Know Your Meme.

Mike & Patrick’s letter of departure can be found in the forums here.

I’ve had nothing but awesome times working with you guys and the KYM staff making the database and show the most important cultural resource on the web. I will still be involved in the community and look forward to editing entries, and future forum discussions.

Best of luck to y’all in your future endeavors. Looking forward, we will continue in our mission to make KYM the most reliable cultural resource on the Internet & keep you updated with our plans for new additions to the faculty.


KYM Lead Researchers, Don & Brad

Last edited Jan 10, 2011 at 02:50AM EST
Jan 07, 2011 at 05:19PM EST

Just think, the reunion episode in five years will be so ca$$$$$h! :D

Best of luck to all!

Jan 07, 2011 at 05:47PM EST

Yeah. Where will we see you guys on the web then? Are you leaving cos of the threat from 711 chan and ED?

Jan 07, 2011 at 05:52PM EST

The internets has become immeasurably less funny now. But I will still try to carry on ; __ ;
Best of luck to you all!

Jan 07, 2011 at 06:32PM EST

Until further notice you can keep an eye on and also and

As for “threats” from Anonymous / ED: not even a little bit of a factor in influencing anything.


Jan 07, 2011 at 06:39PM EST

Thank you for all of your awesome time and energy, you make the internet a much better place.

Jan 07, 2011 at 06:57PM EST

KYM will never be the same! Good to all you guys! :D

Jan 07, 2011 at 06:58PM EST

Thanks for making KYM what it is today, guys! Good luck serving the Internets in other ways.

Jan 07, 2011 at 07:36PM EST

Thank you, you guys! And good luck in your endeavors!

Does this mean new peeps for KYM episodes?

Jan 07, 2011 at 08:06PM EST

Gonna miss you guys, heres the new KYM team.

Jan 08, 2011 at 06:42AM EST

Have a good time guys. Even if you do return every now and again, you will be missed.

Last edited Jan 08, 2011 at 07:04AM EST
Jan 08, 2011 at 07:01AM EST

What I dont get is why every one is leaving simultaneously

Jan 08, 2011 at 07:06AM EST

Goodnight, sweet internet scientists.

Jan 08, 2011 at 08:42AM EST

I hope all of you are successful in other ventures!

Jan 08, 2011 at 08:59AM EST

I hope you all do extremely well, then go downhill and fail miserably, and you’re all forced to go back to KYM. Then you realize you love it here and we let you back in with open arms, like a Mama Bear and her cub.

Jan 08, 2011 at 02:01PM EST

Good luck. And thanks for all you’ve done for KYM.

Jan 08, 2011 at 03:32PM EST

good bye and good luck to you all. If any of you need me I’ll be crying in this corner for a few days. T.T

Jan 08, 2011 at 10:21PM EST

The ending of one adventure is the beginging of another. Goodbye! You shall be missed!

Jan 08, 2011 at 11:26PM EST

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