Xeni Jardin at 12:41 pm Wed, Dec 22, 2010
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The folks at Videogum have a fun list of the best viral videos of 2010, which is, lo and behold, also a viral video itself. It's really great.
Jeez. David After Dentist will be two years old next month. Memes grow up so fast.
Nitpick, but the video is titled best viral videos, it’s not a meme list. If it was about the top memes then it should include all the formats in which memes spread (text, image, audio).
Wow, I didn’t know I had missed so much of the 2010 memes. In hindsight, it wasn’t that good at all.
Isn’t Something Awful a different site?
Wait, what is that neo-nazi dad video called?! I must see the whole thing.
I guess I don’ goofed, ’cause I didn’t recognize quite a few of those clips.
I counted. I recognised 10 things in that video, at least 7 of them being no more than 2 second long flashbacks. Most of it was completely incomprehensible. Most of the incomprehensible stuff seemed to be very US-centric.
I consider myself to be someone that (for better or worse) becomes aware of memes reasonably quickly. So is it the case that I’m horribly out of touch, or is it the case that the makers of that video are skewed towards the memes that were particularly prevalent in their country rather than ones which spread across the internet as a whole?
So is it the case that I’m horribly out of touch, or is it the case that the makers of that video are skewed towards the memes that were particularly prevalent in their country rather than ones which spread across the internet as a whole?
I’m voting out of touch. I’m not American either but I recognized 25 of the videos. (None of the various vote candidate ones, to be fair) I don’t think you’re as on the meme as you believe yourself to be.
In memoriAM — with an A to the M, goddamnit!
I am so proud that I haven’t seen any of the viral videos of 2010. Hope to do as well next year!
OH MY GAWWWWWD! That was a Norwegian Elkhound riding that lawn mower!!!
Kitten with Tiny Hat didn’t make it in? I guess it’s too new. Speaking of, what are your favorite cat video memes?
* Angriest cat in the world/Burger ‘n Fries
* Oh my dog/Why I eyes ya
* OMG cat
* The Two Talking Cats
What does this MEAN?
Since when is John Malkovich sporting head tats, and hanging out in Boulder?
MAJOR OVERSIGHT– the backtraced it/cyber police/consequences will never be the same dude. Maybe not a boingboing fave, but I enjoyed it.
I just signed in to add my voice to the, I didn’t recognize most of them, camp. And I spend far too long on the internet in general and reddit in particular while also subscribing to podcasts like the Buzz report, GeekBeat and WebBeat TV and so I would have thought I’d be more aware.
The links are below the video.
The 2010 meme scene isn’t complete without PUDDI!!!!
Damn you 4chan *shaking fist*….
interesting that everyone feels ‘out of touch’ – could that be a harbinger of the truth of the internet? that it’s so freaking much info (mostly lame) that no one will ever keep up – not that missing ANY of that lame crap would have ANY effect on anything…
I mean the thing I made is probably the coolest video thing ever (to date) and yet almost no one has seen it. amazing. (I’m not going to point you to it, as that is not de rigeur here. so how do I get the audience?) damn you internetz!
I get it. I’m old.
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