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Epic Libyan Man - Libya's Anti-Gaddafi Rebels Get Memed

Al Jazeera English's The Stream reports on a meme springing up on Twitter. When pro-Gaddafi TV anchor Musa Ibrahim brandished his AK-47 and said he was "proud of handing out AK-47's to our people" on live television, the Internet took note....

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Logjammr - My SXSW Interactive Business Plan I Totally Didn't Just Make Up

I head to Austin this Friday for SXSW Interactive. Nobody respects you there if you're not a burgeoning young millionaire, so this year I created a business plan to get people to pay attention to me. I've already RSVP'd to every party under the name of my corporate conglomerate "PCOE." It stands for "Professor Curls Online Enterprises," obviously. The term comes from my old AOL screename. ...

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Appropriate Behavior on the Top Social Networks - The Definitive Guide

Someone sends you a friend request. Your palms get sweaty. What should you do? You begin to freak out. Don't panic! I'm here to help. Every social network is different, and that's why I've compiled this impressive handbook for online etiquette....

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Inspired by 'Movin' Like Berney' - Dances Based on Other Movies Made in 1989

In 1989, Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy starred in Weekend at Bernie's. The pair cart around their dead boss. They pretend he is still alive to evade murderers and impress hot babes. The antics of the dead titular character have come to life as a dance craze. The original "Movin Like Berney [sic]" video has garnered more than 1.8 million views since November. It's inspired hundreds...

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Provocative Peruvian 'Child Prodigy' Wendy Sulca Covers Madonna

Wendy Sulca, "The Child Prodigy of Folklore," sings Huayño music. Her controversial videos have millions of views. 'La Tetita' ('The Tittie') first appeared on YouTube in early 2008. It extolled the merits of breast-feeding....

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Foreign Social Networks - What the World Uses Instead of Facebook

You know that time in Mexico when you fell in love with a Dutch national? Your romance lasted only a few weeks, but you wanted to stay in touch, so you Facebooked one another. Then you returned home, and discovered that your lover was never online. Thoughts flashed through your mind: maybe it was just a fling...maybe I should have gone with them to Guatemala...maybe I did something to make them...

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CopperCab Apologizes for Slavery

Your favorite angry ginger is back with another video. This time he apologizes for slavery. As you'd expect it is pretty ridiculous and over-the-top. While he does have "white people in [his] blood" he does not consider himself a white person. CopperCab identifies as a different race: Ginger. He says "sorry for slavery... we didn't really mean it... and that you know it was for the...

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Hot Deals on eBay's 'Proof of Purchase, UPCs' Category!

You know when you really need 122 Campbell's soup labels, but don't want to eat 122 cans of Campbell's soup? Fear no more, eBay has got you covered! The auction site offers the category: "Proof of Purchase, UPCs" for people seeking the hottest barcode deals. Buyers might use these Campbell's soup UPCs towards Labels for Education, a program that sponsors local schools. But if you were...

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2010's Memes in the Mainstream - How Bed Intruder, Bros Icing Bros and Old Spice Guy Broke Through

In recent years news outlets have seemingly had fewer things to report on, so they've started playing "viral videos" to fill the fluff stories niche at the end of their broadcasts. National morning and day-time talk shows have begun to regularly include YouTube sensations as guests. There are hundreds of these crossover stories. 2010 is not the "year that the internet meme became mainstream."...

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Fat Indie Bands - Twitter Hashtag Game

On Thursday night it seemed like all of Twitter was playing the hashtag game "#fatindiebands." Participants tweet jokes about hypothetically overweight musicians. The game was started around 5pm PST by comedians in Los Angeles. The easily replicable formula took off, and to the ire of body image activists, these fat jokes became a trending term within an hour. (Can we still call these fat...

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