If the words "Rick roll," "LOLCats," "Disaster Girl," "Fail," or "Oh hai" mean anything to you, chances are you're familiar with the concept of an Internet meme. What follows are 30 of our favorite Internet memes and pranks that went viral from past and present.
From art shows curated on the LOLCats theme to Rick rolling parades, the Internet meme is clearly here to stay.
Implications - In today's incredibly integrated online community, social media has the ability to turn any video, song or article 'viral' in a mere few hours. Companies or products that seek to make a big splash that could dominate the online cycle are apt to take heed of how these trends spark. By jumping on or creating a viral meme, companies and products can benefit from an intensive Internet obsession.
Stats for 30 Viral Internet Memes
Trending: Older & Average
Research: 18,207 clicks in 363 w
Interest: 3 minutes
Concept: 30 Viral Internet Memes
Related: 243 examples / 187 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jun 7, 2009 Updated: May 31 2011