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

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Slacktivism

April 4th, 2013 12:36 PM

Coined in 1995 as a positive word for activists in the “slacker” generation, this portmanteau has taken on new meaning online for people who support causes in ways that require little to no effort.

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Google Street View Music Video

April 4th, 2013 12:36 PM

The country band Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys claims to have stalked a Google Maps Street View car in order to create the music video for their song “Could Be Me.” If this were true, why aren’t their faces blurred?

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Street Fighter

April 3rd, 2013 8:37 PM

This fighting game franchise has developed a significant presence online, having spawned fan pages, parody videos, fan arts and Internet memes.

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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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