The story behind the ‘meme’

While a new one goes viral almost each day, how much of the history behind these ‘imitated’ images do you actually know? This infographic helps fill in some of the gaps.

The world would still exist without internet memes, but what kind of world would it be without dancing babies; Boo, the world’s cutest dog; LOLcats; and Success Kid?

Not one I’d want to live in.

An infographic from Mozy explores the meme phenomenon by taking a look at some of the most popular ones and what it takes to become a meme. Here’s a hint: It looks easy, but it’s actually quite difficult. I suppose that’s why it’s a phenomenon.

Memes can pay, too. Though her song “Friday” was panned in 2011, singer Rebecca Black brought home a reported $1.4 million.

Check out the infographic below:

(via Mashable)


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