If you could have any 1 feature on KYM in the blink of an eye, no matter how complex, what would it be? What dream meme research tool would you like to have? Have you been playing any Starcraft this week?
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What was the worst thing you ever posted on Memebase?
The site has changed a lot over the years. I have to admit, researching 4chan is a huge pain in the ass compared to researching sites like Reddit. If a thread did not manage to get archived, then you were just screwed. That said, I think the current entry standards are the best they’ve ever been and I’m proud of the work we do on them. Not that research was poor in the past, but overall entry quality has evolved since then and will continue to evolve.
Those things itch.
I think the best course of action is to just embrace it like we saw Blake Boston do with Scumbag Steve. However, it really depends how you became the star of the meme and what the context of the meme is. If I starred in a of a horrifically embarrassing viral video, maybe I wouldn’t be as eager to embrace it compared to a more innocuous image macro series. tl;dr: it depends.
I’ll just say I won’t be retiring anytime soon. :) Maybe one day I can get Chris Menning’s pile of money:
What’s your favorite Com Truise track? What’s your favorite Tumblr? What are your thoughts on the singularity as proposed by Ray Kurzweil? Wut wut in the butt?
You’re a coder right? If so, what language do you program in and what kind of projects do you like working on? What are your favorite websites besides KYM?
Miss you already.
Yea I will undeadpool this. Want to work on it?
Do you know Molly? What is your favorite viral video? Which KYM episode was your fav to work on so far? EDIT: Whoops missed that Amanda already asked this!
Advice animals have come to be an exceptionally good medium for telling jokes about stock characters and I think their success is largely due to how effective they are in presenting the joke. I really like advice animals, they make me laugh, so I think it is a good thing. Since we have ways to sort by popularity on sites like Quickmeme, score on Reddit and editorial choice on sites like Memebase, the volume of memes being created isn’t really annoying to me. I think it depends on the meme when it comes...
Launching entry categories was one of my top goals when I first joined KYM. In order for KYM to be a comprehensive database about Internet culture and meme culture, we needed to be able to cover events, subcultures, sites and people. I am so glad we were able to launch the categories this year and I think they have been a huge success. Yes I believe it will and I think this is a great thing. See this article on the Smithsonian Institute. I’m pretty much a techno-optimist, so in general I think the...
I like to play video games; I just beat Skyrim and Arkham City. I’m into all kinds of music, but I really love weird electronic crap. I used to keep up with MMA stuff but not so much anymore. Grappling was the only sport I ever really liked. I spend a lot of my free time on the Internet. I like to read about evolution, neuroscience, politics, technology, culture and travel. Radiolab is my favorite radio show. Game of Thrones, Louie, Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation and Kenny Powers are my fav TV shows....
I feel like the new series has been improving with each episode. I thought the last Skyrim catchphrases video went over really well, and I laughed at the ending. I think the videos provide a nice tl;dr version of the entries for people that want a quick overview.
I can’t remember either! I hope he doesn’t visit our forums.
I don’t believe in ghosts, but I think that evolution by natural selection is one of the best ideas anyone ever thought of. My favorite book: