Now that we’ve only got a couple of months left in 2013, let’s revisit and make sure we didn’t miss anything from this year that is worth documenting, whether it be a meme, event, person, site or subculture. For your reference, this is what we have documented so far: 2013 Memes 2013 Events 2013 People 2013 Sites 2013 Subcultures
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We have an entry for Green Man, perhaps this ball throw GIF & variations can be added as a section?
For this weekend, I propose an interesting survey for ESL / bilingual KYM researchers. Since loanwords from English are pretty commonplace in many non-English speaking regions, can you think of any Internet slang terms that are derived from English words and used locally?
ESA and Ouya had a parking lot showdown after the latter set up a display in a lot across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center during E3 week, ended up in a police visit.
I noticed that we’re missing Superman from our documentation of "superhero fandoms":%2. We have a few related meme entries and since Man of Steel is out and all, should we consider a subculture entry for Superman?
A bit of a sad news for ’90s tweens: Xanga, that other surviving relic of social networking and blogging from the same era as Myspace and LiveJournal may be shutting down in the coming weeks unless they can raise $60,000 in crowdfunding to cover their operation costs. You can read founder John Hiler’s official Xanga blog post here and check out the fundraising site if you want to help out. In the mean time, let us go back in time to the good old days of getting grounded and posting angsty ramblings. Can...
+1, like you said, think it would make a great intro / parent entry!
So Charley Ramsey is the next Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson, but not without some troubling implications, as The Atlantic (Charles Ramsey is an Internet Hero for All The Wrong Reasons), Slate (The Troubling Trend of the “Hilarious” Black Neighbor), NPR (Are We Laughing with Charles Ramsey?), ThinkProgress (What The Internet Fame of Cleveland Hero Ramsey Tells Us About Race, Trust and Community) and others. Here are some common points made by these articles: It is unsettling that Ramsey’s heroism and...
@Iran, I left some feedback in the comments section, but I’ll just copy & paste it in here: this entry has been deadpooled due to lack of evidence that “third reich artwork” is an established label outside of general Nazi fetishism and shock fandom on DeviantART. As for such artworks relating to Hitler, this can be expanded as a section under Adolf Hitler (#person entry) and for artworks relating to other Nazi criminals, I think a controversy subsection under DeviantART (#site entry) will...
Hey everyone! As part of Cheezburger’s Restoring Faith in Humanity Week, I’d like to propose a special challenge for this week’s focus topic: researching and documenting internet memes, events, persons or websites that have to do with heroism, self-less deeds or compassion for others in general. In other words, heartwarming and “feel-good” stories about people doing good things for others with the help of the Internet. Here are some relevant examples of stories that we have documented so far: Free HugsIt...
The majority of comments in Psy entry seems to be against it, so I figured this needs an explanation. TLDR version: semantics and OCD. This should be prefaced by the fact that both Rebecca Black and Psy’s breakouts topped Google’s zeitgeist lists. I’m not saying everyone who has made a viral music video deserves a person entry when they come back. The purpose of creating person entries for “one hit wonder” artists is to make distinction between the reception of the breakout “Gangnam Style” and that of...
Wikipedia entry is up and running: Boston Marathon Explosions New York Times Map of the Scene:
New York Post reports that there are at least 12 dead and twice as many injured, citing a federal law-enforcement officer (as of 3:04pm ET). - At least two dead; more than 100 injured (as of 7:48pm ET)
Yes, North Korea is a nation-state (inb4 notameme). But considering its undisputed status as the ultimate troll nation of the international community, an increasing presence in social media and our past coverage of North Korea-related memes and personalities, would it be reasonable to document North Korea as an emerging online subculture, focusing on the Western outsiders’ fixation / obsession / fetish with the secretive country and its people? Thoughts?
Hax, hax are everywhere nowadays. This week, we’d like to dedicate some time to document key cyberattack events and practices, as well as profile the most notorious hackers & hacking collectives in the past decade. For your reference, this is what we have covered so far: click here And more food for thoughts from Wikipedia category pages: Wikipedia’s timeline of computer security hacks Wikipedia category / Hackers Wikipedia’s overview of hacking in the 2010s Wikipedia category / Computer security...
A /r/photoshopbattles contest based on Josph Gordon Levitt’s workout photo has been going around today (Uproxx comp & E Online). Do you guys think this will have enough ripple effect to deserve an entry? Original Picture:
there’s a couple of FB fan pages already with 100K likes combined: Facebook – I’m Just Waiting for a Mate Facebook – I’m Just Waiting for a Mate #2 some notable macros & shoops in the photos pages:
So there’s this Tumblr tag that’s been going around a lot, I believe it has something to do with an ongoing in-joke about people who show up late to things because they had to get starbucks on the way, that got turned into this Homestuck fanart by Crystaly and became a thing of its own from there (Reddit thread). Anyone else got more on the backstory?