Don Caldwell

Don Caldwell

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Don Caldwell – alias Don, Know Your Meme member, administrator and reporter. His first appearance in the Internet was notably on Twitter in March, 2008. He was featured on Know Your Meme in April 6, 2010. As of December 2012, the site consisted of three content-based staff members including Don and one developer.

Online History

On May 9, 2010, Don started a Tumblr account DonCald, strongly associated with memes.[9] Don Caldwell created about 2 600 entries starting from Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?, uploaded in April 9, 2010.[1] He submitted over 4 900 videos and around 17 000 images.[2] [3] On 23 December, 2012 he was on NPR's Weekend Edition with Rachel Martin discussing about 2012 memes.[4] [5] On February 1, 2015, Don created Twitch account which gained 100 views and 8 followers in 3 days. [10]


Don got positive reception as a Know Your Meme editor, however he is known for promoting and writing articles about forced memes. His Most popular entries are Yao Ming Face / Bitch Please which has around 5 mln views, Neil deGrasse Tyson Reaction – around 4,5 mln views and Bad Luck Brian – around 2,5 mln views. In 2014 a /don/ board was created on 8chan by Know Your Meme and Don's fans.[6] memedon account was running on Tumblr, which Don claims to be false.[11] It has been deleted afterwards.

You've Just Been Meme'd On

You've Just Been Meme'd On – Popular Don-related phrase. As an accurate quote coming from August 30, 2014 Know Your Meme thread.[7] Spread by Don himself, got +39 upvotes. It also has been posted on Don's profile.[8]


Memes were a mistake. They're nothing but trash.

Memes were a mistake. They're nothing but trash. is a quote associated with Don Caldwell and Anime was a mistake. It's nothing but trash., which is a troll quote. Don said this sentence after it became popular, so it's not a troll quote itself.

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External References

[1] Know Your Meme – Don's Editorships

[2] Know Your Meme – Don's Videos

[3] Know Your Meme – Don's Images

[4] Twitter – DonCald Status / Posted on 23-12-2012

[5] NPR – 'Gangnam Style' And Other Best Memes Of 2012 Say Something About Us / Posted on 23-12-2012

[6] 8chan – /don/ Board

[7] Know Your Meme – [Riff-Raff] Kill The Memes / Posted on 30-08-2014

[8] Know Your Meme – Don's Profile

[9] Tumblr – DonCald

[10] Twitch – MemeDon

[11] Know Your Meme – Memelord

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