Know Your Meme Editorials
News, research, and dispatches from our editorial staff.
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Visual Analysis: Anonymous Hacktivists
In the wake of Lulzsec associate Ryan Schmeary’s arrest earlier this week, here's an overview of legal actions taken by various law-enforcement agencies in response to the recent waves of Anonymous ops.
Visual Analysis: LulzSecurity
Lulzsec has been hacking the Internet like it's their job. Someone's gotta start counting.
Visual Analysis: Dimensions of Rage
Rage comics now include a much wider range of emotions than simple anger. Where do they all line up?
Visual Analysis: Rickroll
Just how many people has Rick Astley promised to never let down throughout the years?
Visual Analysis: Bodies on the Floor!
According to Google Images data, Australia's latest craze "planking" is the most popular photo meme that involves people lying on the floor, surpassing Lying Down Game (UK) and Playing Dead (S. Korea).
So Bad It's Good
Sometimes we find a piece of content entertaining because of its amazing production value, exceptional writing, or spectacular performances. These are the recipients of Oscars, Grammys, and other distinguished awards reserved for what we consider quality works of art. But entertainment is mired in complexity, and sometimes we find amusement in what is obviously a horrid creation.
Visual Analysis: Shock Sites
Don't click links coming from people in any of these countries.
Visual Analysis: Advent of the Ponypocalypse
Sure, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is popular now… but haven't rainbows, unicorns, and over-the-top cuteness always had a special place online?
Visual Analysis: Advice Animals
The world of advice animals often seems as vast and wide as the Internet itself. Click through and see how much two lines of text and an image can accomplish.
Visual Analysis: Rebecca Black's "Friday"
This girl's song has been in my head for long enough.