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Humanities 2017, 6(1), 10; doi:10.3390/h6010010

“How to Pronounce Meme.” Three YouTube Channels

Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology, 06-2307, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
Academic Editors: Burt Kimmelman and Philip Andrew Klobucar
Received: 17 October 2016 / Revised: 7 March 2017 / Accepted: 15 March 2017 / Published: 21 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Poetics of Computation)
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Internet anomalies produce data and images beyond any authorship or source. They seem to compute and display the depths and potentials of the net “as such.” Explanations and theories surround and attempt to account for anomalies, from ARGs to NSA recruiting tools. Examining three such anomalous YouTube channels, this essay does not propose a solution but rather maintains the anomalous as the constituent aesthetic and community of the net. View Full-Text
Keywords: YouTube; meme; rickroll; Internet anomaly; internet mystery; spam; Reddit; community YouTube; meme; rickroll; Internet anomaly; internet mystery; spam; Reddit; community
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