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Snookishop is a single topic blog featuring a series of photoshopped exploitables based on a cutout image of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, a cast member from MTV's reality series Jersey Shore. In the span of two weeks in February 2010, the Snookishop phenomenon has spawned nearly 1000 user-contributed images, all of which have been self-archived by the blog.


About Me a new Meme is born... Submit a Photoshopped Snookie to this site: http: // Download this transparent PNG file of Snooks and fire up your Photoshop skills . Post your best Snickershop, and TAG it Snookieshop Be sure to add your Tumblr LINK to get credit . or Submit to this site http: // .Reblog all the ones you like

Snookieshop tumblr blog was created by Sean Ahern and the first instance of the shoop series was uploaded on February 9th, 2010. (currently researching)

Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore is a MTV reality series about eight housemates spending a summer at the New Jersey shore, a popular party destination for some East Coast youths. In the show, Snooki portrays herself as a lovable but often-confused and unpredictable party gal--or better in her own words, a "guidette." The peak of her reality TV fame occurred in episode four, after getting in a heated argument with a stranger at a bar and subsequently punched in the face. The incident also left a trail of online gossips and parodies.

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Considering the already exploitable nature of the Jersey Shore characters, Snookishop and similar Jersey Shore parodies can be seen as an example of how mainstream media and online exploit/gossip culture increasingly feed off each other.


In contrast to other single topic types created for archiving internet memes founded elsewhere, Snookishop can be seen as a relatively recent trend of vertically integrated internet memes, similar to "Nic Cage as Everyone" and "Selleck Waterfall Sandwich." Since popular single topic blogs serve both as the studio & the theater of user-generated media, mass participation is pretty much self-evident in its existence.


Tumblr Trends shows that right from the beginning on January 4th, posts tagged with "snooki" soared. Posts tagged with "snookieshop" were significantly lower than "snookie" but quickly exceeded "selleck waterfall sandwich."

Trends Vs selleck Compare Jan 11 Jan 13 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 21 Jan 23 Jan 25 Jan 27 Jan 29 Jan 31 Feb 2 Feb 4 Feb 6 Tumblr Trends let you compare the popularity of keywords across all tumblelogs. Interesting Trends acebook ce party vs. drunk Obama GPOYW

Both the Tumblr archives and search results reveal that nearly 1000 "Snookishopped" images have been posted via Tumblr in the month of February alone.

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