Memes

Kapwing is Adobe for the meme generation

Need to resize a video for IGTV? Add subtitles for Twitter? Throw in sound effects for YouTube? Or collage it with other clips for the Instagram feed? Kapwing lets you do all that and more for free fr

YouTube is pulling Tide Pod Challenge videos

YouTube appears to be trying to get ahead of any wider societal outcry over (yet more) algorithmically accelerated idiocy on its platform -- and is removing Tide Pod Challenge videos.

Facebook’s ‘comment a memory’ meme should replace ‘HBD!’

I find it truly sad the way Facebook has led us to reduce wishing friends a happy birthday to a meaningless, generic chore. It's not Facebook's fault. It gives us an open-ended comment box. But our la

Prisma adds to its armoury, integrating GagBot’s AI meme-generator

Ever get stuck for that perfect gag-line on a photo of your friends? You want to turn even an ordinary photo into an internet meme, but maybe you just can’t think of that hilarious caption? Well, no

How to talk about cryptocurrency at the holiday dinner table

You’re sitting down to a nice meal and your aunt, always one step ahead, mentions she wants to start investing in Bitcoin. You freeze, a drip of gravy plopping off the ladle. It’s your time to shi

Imgur’s favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators

Either you're one of 250 million monthly Imgurians, or you probably have no idea what Imgur is. But those who are part of the addictive image-sharing community know there's been one feature at the top

Pepe’s creator teams with the Anti-Defamation League to reclaim his chilled-out frog

It’s been a weird few years for Pepe the Frog. A wild ride that ought to be reserved for the likes of Mr. Toad – or maybe if anyone tries to deep fry Kermit’s legs again. Anyone who knows Pepe

This new app lets you express your feelings with video memes, not GIFs

Today, GIFs have become a popular way communicate sentiment online and in mobile messaging, where written text doesn’t always do the job. More expressive than an emoji, these looping images let

The Meme Election

Social media has been playing an increasingly critical role in political elections. The 2008 presidential election, dubbed the “Facebook Election,” was the first time voters could view and share d

Facebook Data Scientists Prove Memes Mutate And Adapt Like DNA

Richard Dawkins likened memes to genes, but a new study by Facebook shows just how accurate that analogy is. Memes adapt to their surroundings in order to survive, just like organisms. Post a liberal

The Oatmeal Thinks It’s Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]

Matthew Inman is sick of memes about bacon and kitties. Better known as web comic artist The Oatmeal, Inman gave TechCrunch the lowdown on what's funny, what's not, and how he finds inspiration. In th

The Science Behind Why The Harlem Shake Is So Popular

A five-minute video? Ain't nobody got time for that. Not to watch one, or to make one. But the Harlem Shake dance videos are capped at 30 seconds. That's why we're so willing to watch just one more in

I Swear This Is The Last “Harlem Shake” Post We Do

At the risk of seeming like my father, a man who will beat a dead meme into the ground long after its moment in the sun, I present to you the Harlem Shake Bookmarklet.

How Two Undergraduates Went From Forever Alone To Thousands In Sales

A team of undergraduates at Queens College in New York led by Matt Sconce had a semi-bright idea: they'd make Forever Alone statuettes. Matt Scone and sculptor Sanden Henning got together to make

Imgur, Reddit’s Favorite Photo Hosting Site, Now Serves Up Over 3.6B Pageviews To 56M Visitors Per Month

There aren't very many bootstrapped startups that can claim the kind of stats that the popular image sharing service Imgur, which won the Best Bootstrapped Crunchies award last year, can claim. Last m

Memes Could Hit The Silver Screen In "The Chronicles of Rick Roll"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/memes-danger.png" />Move over, Chronicles of Narnia, there's a new dreamworld of magic in town. That's right. Andrew Fischer, CEO of Colorado-

A List Of The Best Of The Best Meme Lists Of 2010

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/screen-shot-2010-12-31-at-6-54-28-pm.png" /> In this decade the Internet replaced television as our primary mode of disseminating culture. Ma

What Is A Meme?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/screen-shot-2010-11-11-at-6-58-35-pm.png" />From "Leave Britney Alone" to "Chocolate Rain," let's face it, we love these things. I know I'm no

Three JPEG moon T-shirt: meta meta meta ironic

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/2286-store2.jpg" />We all know what the Three Wolf Moon shirt looks like, so I won't link it here. But did you know that it was actually

Today's video meme Is "Violent Mac vs. PC Ad," please react accordingly

When you’re a Mac you’re a Mac/You’re a Mac all the way/From your first cigarette to your last dying day. Slightly NSFW. via BBG
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