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Know Your Meme is a website dedicated to documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.


Is Harlem Shake a Corporate Meme?

April 3rd, 2013 7:06 PM

In this most recent analysis of Harlem Shake’s record-breaking success, Kevin Ashton suggests that the viral success of the meme may be attributed to a select few powerhouses in the social media industry, rather than grassroots creatives of the so-called Internet hive mind.

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Hype Train

April 3rd, 2013 5:30 PM

This term has been used to describe the high levels of anticipation surrounding upcoming media releases since as early as 2002. All aboard!

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Mom's Spaghetti

April 3rd, 2013 2:00 PM

The copypasta meme inspired by Eminem’s shout-out to his mom’s homemade spaghetti in his 2002 quintuple platinum single “Lose Yourself” has been confirmed.

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