The Official Internet Meme Tracker Thread


#1

This thread is long overdue for me as I don’t keep track of trends and I’m sure I’m not the only one who occasionally gets confuzzled by random new memes or e-colloquialisms randomly popping up.

So I’ve made a thread where people can safely ask the meaning or origin of random memes, past and current. For example:

Why My Little Ponies? What fostered this obsession for these characters?

What’s the origin of the trollface and its cousins?

I HAZ A… [Insert Random Cat With Costume Here] ?

I know 4chan is responsible for a good 99% of these memes, but since I’ll never venture there I’d rather compile the vast number of yearly memes so my fellow SRKers can at least keep up without much mental investment.


#2

Doesn’t Encyclopedia Dramatica cover all this already? Know your meme doesn’t go deep enough for me, but it is also pretty good for checkin up on the origin of memes. I also want to know who draws the funny faces on 4chan.


#3

Encyclopedia Dramatica is annoyingly written and extremely sarcastic to the point where I can’t take them seriously. Never heard of “Know Your Meme” so idk…?


#4

http://knowyourmeme.com/ :tup:

Now that I re-visit it, the site’s changed quite a bit and contains a lot more content.

Since this is a meme tracker thread, I want to know when a new meme hits. The only one’s I’ve been privy to see in its infancy was the very short-lived and not really that funny In Korea, only old people use email meme from Slashdot.


#5

Well think of this thread as a place where you can discuss memes, or add your own tidbit on a particular meme, as well as track them.


#6

Anyone know where this and the FFFFFUUUU meme came from?


#7