Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

Know your memes. A Study of internet virals.

November 15, 2009

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I came across this site; Know Your Memes. It is really good, and a must see for people wanting to understand the cause and origins of online virals. I had a good time this sunday going through all these mini dokumentaries (about 4 mins a piece), giving me the back story on virals such as; the keyboard cat, starwars kid, rickrolls, lolcats, numa numa etc. They also coverd some virals that I hadn’t caught on before, which was very interesting. But what I found truly interesting was when they explained how the market and the media tried to get in on the virals and make a profit, and how this affected the different virals. For example the Christan Bale Rant. This viral was heavily pushed by the media and thus peaking very quickly but then again fading away equally fast. This shows that in this example, for a viral to be long lasting it has to come from a more underground independent source.

A must see, for all online marketing people.


Bert & Ernie tries Gangsta-Rap

October 16, 2009

June 1, 2009

This website is 100% youtube based:

Very good indeed!

Morrisons voucher

May 26, 2009

Keyboard Cat!

May 18, 2009

The Keyboard Cat is the latest internet meme. Here is a definition of  “meme” from urban dictionary:
“A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.”
Kinda like a viral video that people keep making parodies and remakes of. =D”

And here is what they say about the awesomeness that is the Keyboard Cat:
“An awesome cat with the ability to play the keyboard. Often put at the end of a video of someone failing at something and getting hurt; with the title “play him/her off, keyboard cat”

Keyboard Cat doesn’t care, he will play off anybody making a fool of them selves, even Forest Gump.
For more Keyboard Cat goodness head over to Play him of keyboard cat or Keyboardcat.

Social media brand sites

March 11, 2009



Modernista did it a year ago, Skittles just done it! Done what? Made their brand sites out of other sites which already has the content. And Freddie at AdAge makes some fairly goods points. Its all sweet.

Some little bird once told me that internet users were tired of user generated content and that this years trend would be sites with professionally written content, that bird was obviously high.

Yes I know my browser has grown a bit top heavy…



Italian Spiderman

October 30, 2008

Awesome Retroness, and bad in such a good way.

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