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    Urban Dictionary: Define Your World Urban Dictionary is a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases that was founded in 1999 as a parody of Dictionary.com and Vocabulary.com by then-college freshman Aaron Peckham. Some of the definitions on the website can be found as early as 1999, but most early definitions are from 2003. At the start of 2014, the dictionary featured over seven million definitions, while 2,000...
    • Contributor: Peckham, Aaron
    • Date: 2005-04-20
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    Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme Know Your Meme (KYM) is a website and video series which uses wiki software to document various Internet memes and other online phenomena, such as viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, internet celebrities and more. It also investigates new and changing memes through research, as it commercializes on the culture. Originally produced by Rocketboom, the website was acquired in March 2011 by Cheezburger Network. Know...
    • Date: 2010-08-31
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    Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things Boing Boing is a website, first established as a zine in 1988, later becoming a group blog. Common topics and themes include technology, futurism, science fiction, gadgets, intellectual property, Disney and left-wing politics. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2002-09-07
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    YTMND: You're the man now dog! ytmnd, an acronym for "You're the Man Now, Dog", is an online community centered on the creation of hosted memetic web pages (known within the community as fads, YTMNDs or sites) featuring a juxtaposition of an image (still or short animation) centered or tiled along with optional large zooming text and a looping sound file. Images and sound files used in YTMNDs are usually...
    • Date: 2006-10-31
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    Something Awful: The Internet Makes You Stupid Something Awful, often abbreviated to SA, is a comedy website housing a variety of content, including blog entries, forums, feature articles, digitally edited pictures, and humorous media reviews. It was created by Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka in 1999 as a largely personal website, but as it grew, so did its contributors and content. Since then, the website has helped to perpetuate various internet phenomena, and...
    • Date: 2002-08-30
  • Archived Web Site
    Equestria Daily Equestria Daily is the major fan site for "bronies", fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of the My Little Pony toy franchise. The show found an unlikely audience in adult, mostly male, internet users who are far outside the target demographic of little girls. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-06-05
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    Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY Instructables is a website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects, which other users can comment on and rate for quality. It was created by Eric Wilhelm and Saul Griffith and launched in August 2005. Instructables is dedicated to step-by-step collaboration among members to build a variety of projects. Users post instructions to their projects, usually accompanied by visual aids, and then interact through...
    • Contributor: Wilhelm, Eric J. - Griffith, Saul
    • Date: 2008-08-10
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    Drew Curtis' FARK.com Fark is a community website created by Drew Curtis that allows members to comment on a daily batch of news articles and other items from various websites. The site receives many story submissions per day and approximately 100 of them are publicly displayed on the site, spread out over the main page and tabs (Entertainment, Sports, Geek, Politics and Business). Web Site. electronic |...
    • Contributor: Curtis, Drew
    • Date: 2001-10-09
  • Archived Web Site
    Homepage | Meme Generator Meme Generator allows users to create and share image macros (featuring a picture, or artwork, superimposed with text) in the style of popular internet memes. The site also serves as a searchable collection of user-created images. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2012-07-25
  • Archived Web Site
    ¡Cuánto cabrón! Cuantocabron.com contains a significant collection of internet memes in Spanish. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2012-07-24
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    Replygif.net - Reaction GIFs for every situation Replygif.net contains a large archive of reaction GIFS, which are animated images, typically of a body in motion that is used online as a response or reaction. These moving images are used as a form of gesture or non-verbal communication in digital culture. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-09-05
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    Geek Crafts Geek Crafts is a blog documenting "where geek and crafts collide." The site features images and commentary on moderator selected crafts related to "geek" or "nerd" culture, often of a science fiction or fantasy nature. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2010-07-09
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    Creepypasta Wiki Creepypasta is a wiki of horror-related urban legends or images that have been copy-and-pasted around the Internet. These entries are often brief, user-generated, paranormal stories intended to scare readers. They include gruesome tales of murder, suicide, and otherworldly occurrences. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-09-05
  • Archived Web Site
    CREEPYPASTA.COM - Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction Creepypasta is a wiki collection of horror-related urban legends or images that have been copy-and-pasted around the Internet. These entries are often brief, user-generated, paranormal stories intended to scare readers. They include gruesome tales of murder, suicide, and otherworldly occurrences. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-09-05
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    Search Animated GIFs on the Web - Giphy Giphy, founded by Alex Chung and Jace Cooke in February 2013, is an online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share animated GIF files. This site contains a large collection of reaction GIFS, animated GIF, typically of a body in motion that is used online as a response or reaction. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2013-12-20
  • Archived Web Site
    Newgrounds.com - The Problems Of The Future, Today! Newgrounds is an American entertainment and social media website and company. Originating as a zine in 1991 and existing as a BBS (bulletin board site) in the mid 1990s, Newgrounds launched as a place to share and discuss flash animations in 1999. The site presently hosts user-submitted games, movies, audio and artwork in four respective hubs, or Portals. A range of digital culture phenomena...
    • Date: 2001-10-16
  • Archived Web Site
    Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters Slashdot (sometimes abbreviated as "/.") is a social news website that originally billed itself as "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters". It features news stories on science and technology that are submitted and evaluated by site users. Each story has a comments section attached to it where users can add online comments. The website was founded in 1997 by Hope College students Rob Malda...
    • Date: 2001-09-14
  • Archived Web Site
    T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M textfiles.com is a web site run by Jason Scott dedicated to preserving the digital documents that contain the history of the BBS world (bulletin board sites) and various subcultures. The site categorizes and stores thousands of ASCII files. It focuses on text files from the 1980s, but also contains some older files and some that were created well into the 1990s. The site holds...
    • Contributor: Scott, Jason
    • Date: 2002-08-13
  • Archived Web Site
    Metafilter | Community Weblog MetaFilter is a general-interest community weblog, founded in 1999 and based in the United States, where a wide range of users submit and share links and commentary about the links they find. It is also a general discussion platform, the title suggests and intends it to be a place to filter out "the best of the web." The site presents a running commentary on...
    • Date: 2001-09-20
  • Archived Web Site
    A Cosplay Paradise - Entrance Page American Cosplay Paradise, started in 2000, is a major site for sharing costumes and discussing cosplay (a contraction of the words "costume play"). Cosplay is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. American Cosplay Paradise features a costume database, cosplayer events, and convention coverage. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-09-04
  • Archived Web Site
    NetLingo Dictionary of Internet Words: A Glossary of Online Jargon with Definitions of Terminology & Acronyms NetLingo explains thousands of terms that "define our life online." The terms and acronyms on the site document language use in web communities. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2002-08-25
  • Archived Web Site
    Main Page - LOLCat Bible Translation Project The LOLCat Bible Translation Project is a wiki-based website set up in July 2007 by Martin Grondin, where editors aim to translate the entire Bible into "LOLspeak", the slang popularized by the LOLcat Internet phenomenon. LOLspeak, is a form of vernacular English which has emerged online. The LOLcat Bible, is one of the largest bodies of text documenting the use of the vernacular and...
    • Date: 2008-08-31
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    Emojipedia - Emoji Meanings Emoji are a kind of emoticon used to add picture based characters to text based computer mediated communication. This site decodes the meanings and definitions of these characters, providing insight on the vernacular meaning of these characters. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2014-10-01
  • Archived Web Site
    Facebook Symbols (cool text character codes) Facebook Symbols collects, describes and provides various text and image based characters for use in communication on Facebook. In this regard, it is valuable as a tool for documenting evolving use of vernacular language on the web. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Date: 2012-07-20
  • Archived Web Site
    Facebook Symbols and Chat Emoticons The site serves as an online collection of emoticons and characters for use in text based communication on Facebook. It also includes a collection of emoji art, images created out of patterns of emoji which users can copy and paste to share on their Facebook walls. In this respect, the site provides documentation of vernacular language and communication on the web. Web Site. electronic...
    • Date: 2014-10-01