Founded in 2009 by Alan Schaaf, Imgur is an online image-hosting service offering free image hosting and a comment-based social community. Imgur brands itself as “home to the web’s most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting, and sharing.” Imgur’s features include albums, private accounts, a meme generator service and a public gallery. Members of the Imgur community can vote and comment on the images, earning “reputation points.”