The Rocketboom Sells Laboratory, Know Your Meme

The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies Sells Laboratory, Know Your Meme

The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies Sells Laboratory, Know Your Meme:

Today at Rocketboom we announce the sale of Know Your Meme to The Cheezburger NetworkCheezburger recently raised $30M and offered a super seven figure deal (I’d like to tell you how much exactly but they wanted to keep that confidential.) Before diving into the sale, I entertained another serious buy-out offer, entertained an offer for investment from a premier investor, and even considered turning it into a “double bottom line” company, but all in all, everyone advised and I agreed that this was by far the best deal to be done (esp. because I was 100% owner of the company with no other investors or partners involved.) When I took the idea to the Know Your Meme staff and got everyone’s complete conviction, I decided to hand it off.

(Via Rocketboom Blog.)

Top 10 Internet Memes of 2010

Top 10 Internet Memes of 2010

At the Institute of Internet Studies, the meme team looks back at some of the greatest memes of 2010.  Click here for show credits.  Epic Beard ManF*cking Magnets, How Do They Work?Bros Icing BrosWorld Cup VuvuzelasSad KeanuDeal With ItDouble RainbowInterior SemioticsAntoine Dodson/Bed IntruderForever Alone Guy, For more memes visit KnowYourMeme.

(Via Rocketboom.)