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Articles tagged with: Viral

Facebook Hoax Spreading Like Wildfire

Unfortunately, some people take advantage of hacking frenzies like the ones we’ve been facing, to create hoax threats and scares because they know that contextual cues will help the hoax be believable.

It doesn’t help that the media preys on fear of its viewers, because fear sells. People innately seek to be fearful of something because it has been beneficial to the survival of our ancestors, and thus, we carry the same trait.

Serious Money for Funny Stuff: Cheezburger Network Buys Know Your Meme

Cheezburger Network, which runs sites like I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL blog, and The Daily What, is buying Know Your Meme. Although the exact amount is unknown, it has been described as a “seven figure deal,” and we do know that Cheezburger Network raised $30 million earlier this year, so it’s got to be nothing to laugh at.

Know Your Meme is full of plenty of time-wasting goodness, complete with the titular memes, viral videos, and internet celebrities. Besides updating you on today’s meme, they also have a meme-o-pedia so you can learn about and revisit memes of yore.