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  • 01/28/14--14:46: Les Miserables
  • About

    Les Miserables is a novel written by French novelist Victor Hugo and published in 1862. Its online fandom stems from the original novel, the musical adaptation, and the film adaptation of the movie.

    Musical Adaptation

    The musical adaptation of Les Miserables premiered on Broadway on March 12th, 1987, and closed on May 18th, 2003, giving it the fourth longest Broadway run.[5][6] It won 9 Tony Awards in 1987 including Best Musical. The songs “I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own” from the musical became popular staples of singing competition reality shows and pop culture, with the former sung by Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent and the latter sung by Lea Michelle in the pilot episode of Glee.



    Film Adaptation

    There had been seven film adaptations of Les Miserable before a film adaptation of the musical was released on December 25, 2012.[1] The film starred Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, and Eddie Redmayne as Marius. It grossed $148.8M.[3]



    Reception

    The film received mixed reviews, earning a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 63% on Metacritic.[4] It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Anne Hathaway.

    Fandom

    As of January 2014 the official Les Miserables Twitter account[8] has over 82.9 followers and its Facebook page[9] has over likes 1.6 million likes. Popular Tumblr blogs for the film include lesmisconfessions[10], fuckyeslesmismovie[11], and fylesmiserables.[12] Fanfiction.net[13] has over 2,600 Les Miserables submissions.

    Related Memes

    Les Mean Girls

    Les Mean Girls is a meme that involves taking quotes (or slightly altered quotes) from the 2004 comedy Mean Girls and putting them on film stills from Les Miserables. The LesMeanGirls Tumblr[16] uploaded it’s first imaged on January 2nd, 2013. On January 31st Buzzfeed[17] published a post titled "Les Mean Girls Is “Mean Girls” Meets “Les Miserables” And It’s Glorious" that compiled the best photos from the Tumblr. The meme was also covered by sites likes Mashable[18], UpRoxx[19], and TheJaneDough.[20]



    Hark! a Vagrent Tackles Javert

    On November, 21st, 2010, illustrator Kate Beaton posted a series of comics under the heading “Javert” on her website “Hark! A Vagrant!”[7] The comics poked fun at the police officer and anti-hero of Les Miserables, Inspector Javert. The comics quickly became popular on Tumblr.



    Parodies and Remixes

    On November 6th, 2011, YouTube Channel The Online Musical uploaded the first video in their dubstep Les Miserables series. The video featured singer Rachel Dady singing “I Dreamed a Dream” over a dubstep beat.[14] The video was followed by a dubstep version of “One Day More” on November 8th and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” on November 11th. The highest performing video of the three, “One Day More,” had gained over 110,000 views as of January 2014.



    On August 30th, 2012, popular YouTube singer Nick Pitera uploaded a video to his channel titled “One Man Les Miserables Nick Pitera Medley” that featured him singing multiple roles in a Les Miserables medley.[15] As of January 2014 the video has over 4.5 million views.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDB- Les Miserables

    [2]IMDBLes Miserables 2012

    [3]Rotten Tomatoes – Les Miserables

    [4]Metacritic – Les Miserables

    [5]IBDBLes Miserables

    [6]Playbill – Longest Runs on Broadway

    [7]Hark! A Vagrant!- Javert

    [8]Twitter- Les Miserables

    [9]Facebook- Les Miserables

    [10]Tumblr- Les Mis Confessions

    [11]Tumblr- fuckyeslesmismovie

    [12]Tumblr- fylesmiserables

    [13]Fanfiction.net- Les Miserables

    [14]YouTube- One Day More

    [15]YouTube- One Man Les Miserables

    [16]Tumblr- Les Mean Girls

    [17]Buzzfeed- Les Mean Girls Is “Mean Girls” Meets “Les Miserables” And It’s Glorious

    [18]Mashable- “Les Mean Girls Tumblr Is So LeFetch” And It’s Glorious":http://mashable.com/2013/02/05/les-mean-girls-tumblr/

    [19]UpRoxx- “Les Mean Girls Is The Mashup Of ‘Les Miserables’ And ‘Mean Girls’ We’ve All Been Waiting For” And It’s Glorious":http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2013/02/les-mean-girls-les-miserables/#page/1

    [20]The Jane Dough- ‘Les Mean Girls’ Is The Best New Tumblr On The Internet


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    About

    LAY’S® Do Us A Flavor™ campaign is an open invitation from Lay’s, an American snack food company, to create a new flavor and submit ideas to the company. The campaign’s main site is Do Us a Flavor.com

    Origin

    The “Do Us a Flavor” campaign began receiving entries on Janurary 13th, 2014 and supports submissions directly from the website, Twitter, text message, and Facebook. Joke flavors ensued.

    Spread

    (Researching)

    Joke entries created to be unappealing or bizarre have gained popularity on Tumblr.
    (need original/oldest post)


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  • 01/28/14--21:59: Fat Kid Upset Over Wrestling
  • (Hang in there. This article is W.I.P.)

    About

    Fat Kid Upset Over Wrestling is a freakout reaction over professional wrestling by a fat person name Michael Green, also known as Pickleboy, who is also the cameraman for the Angry Grandpa series. Recorded by his girlfriend Bridgette West, also known as Princess.

    Origin

    In 2013, Michael was watching WWE Royal Rumble 2013 on Pay-Pew-View while his girlfriend Bridgette is recording him watching. After seeing Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson getting the victory over C.M.Punk and going to Wrestlemania, Michael flips out and starts tearing things apart. The video got over 3,000,000 views in a year.

    In 2014, Michael repeated the same freakout exactly like last year except it was Batista that’s going to Wrestlemania. This freakout video gained over 300,000 views in a few days, plus it gain popularity in some shows and radio shows such as Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Howard Stern, and Toucher & Rich from CBS Boston radio.

    External References

    [1]Know Your Meme – Angry Grandpa

    [2]YouTube – KidBehindACamera

    [3]YouTube – BridgetteWest


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  • 01/29/14--10:47: Hillary Clinton
  • About

    *Hillary Clinton was the 67th Secretary of State of the United States of America. She began her term in office on January 21st, 2009 and ended it on February 1st, 2013. She was also acted as First Lady during her husband Bill Clinton’s two presidential terms from 1993 to 2001.

    Online History

    Presidential Primary Race 2007

    Hillary 1984


    Soprano’s Spoof


    h4.

    Social Media Presence
    Clinton joined Twitter on June 10th, 2013, and gained over 180,000 on her first day.[13] As of January 2014 her account[10] has over 1.08 million followers, though she herself only follows nine accounts including her husband and her daughter Chelsea.

    Dance in South Africa

    On a trip to South Africa in August 2012 Clinton danced at a dinner held in Malawi.[7] A video of the dance, which involved Clinton doing a bit of grinding, was uploaded to CNN’s Youtube Channel[8] on August 8th. As of January 2014 it has over 95,000 views. The video was broken down into GIFs in a Buzzfeed[9] article published the same day titled “The Animated GIF Guide To Hillary Clinton’s Adorable Dance Moves.”



    Meryl Streep/Clinton Selfie

    On December 1, 2012, Clinton attended State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.[11] After the dinner she and actress Meryl Streep were photographed taking a selfie together on Streep’s iPhone. The photos were reported on across the web, and Streep ultimately made the photo available for purchase at Shuttertothink.org, a charity that allows celebrities to sell their photography and funnels the proceeds to charities that support education for girls.[12]



    h4. New York Times Magazine Cover

    Hilary Clinton’s New York Times Magazine Cover:http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hillary-clintons-new-york-times-magazine-cover also known as “Planet Hillary,” refers to a magazine cover featuring a composite image of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s face superimposed on to the surface of a planet. On January 23rd, 2014, New York Times Magazine editor David Joachim tweeted the cover for its upcoming January 26th issue, featuring Hillary Clinton’s face on the surface of a planet in space. The same day on January 23rd, 2014, several other Twitter users began posting photoshopped images featuring cutouts of the Clinton planet edited into other base images of various contexts.



    The Hillary Project

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/republican-superpac-wants-you-to-slap-hillary-clinton-across

    SNL Skits



    Related Memes

    Texts from Hillary

    Texts from Hillarysingle topic blog featuring a series of vertical, multi-pane image macros based on a photograph of United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton[1] sitting aboard a military aircraft while wearing sunglasses and reading from her smartphone. The image of the then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was taken by Reuters photographer Kevin Lamarque while she was awaiting departure aboard a military C-17 Globemaster III[2] flight from Malta to Tripoli, Libya on October 18th, 2011. The photograph was subsequently featured on the news site[3] on October 20th, 2011. The Tumblr blog Texts From Hillary was created by friends Adam Smith[4] and Stacy Lambe[5] who both work in public relations in Washington, D.C. On April 4th, 2012, the first image was posted to to the Tumblr[6], featuring Clinton’s photo paired with one of Obama texting (shown below). Within the first 48 hours of the post, the image received 9,094 notes.



    External References


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  • 01/29/14--11:26: Tinder
  • About

    Tinder is a mobile dating application that serves as a matchmaker for users within close proximity based on their preferences. Unlike most other online dating services, users are required to register via Facebook Connect and can only message those who they have been matched with.

    History

    Tinder was developed in Southern California by co-founders Justin Mateen, Sean Rad, Christopher Gulczynski and Jonathan Badeen. On September 14th, 2012, the Tinder application went live on Apple iOS devices for students at the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles and select colleges in Texas and Boston. According to Mateen, the company seeded the application’s network with attractive women and socially active students on campus.[3] On December 19th, 2013, the app was released on Google’s Android mobile operating system.[5] On January 13th, 2014, Tinder released a promotional video titled “#ItStartsHere,” featuring young people engaging in various recreational activities and using the Tinder dating app (shown below).



    Online Presence

    On August 10th, 2013, Redditor jcf1211 submitted a screenshot of a disturbing Tinder message to the /r/creepyPMs[15] subreddit (shown below, left). On the following day, Redditor amandaisacat submitted a photograph she purportedly discovered on Tinder of a man photoshopped into a playground to the /r/cringepics[16] subreddit (shown below, right). In the first five months, both posts earned over 2,000 up votes.



    On November 17th, YouTuber SungaAttack uploaded a Tinder-themed “Shit People Say” video (shown below, left). On January 24th, 2014, YouTuber AdhocVids uploaded a satirical ad for a Tinder-inspired dating application titled “Love Within Reach: Think Globally, F*ck Locally” (shown below, right).



    Tumblr Blogs

    In January 2013, the Tumblr blogs Tinderactions[7] and TindermeJanet[8] were launched, featuring humorous screenshots of messages and profiles from the Tinder app. Over the course of the following year, several copycat Tumblr blogs were created, including TinderLove,[9] How to Lose a Guy in One Tinder,[10] Teach Me How to Tinder,[11] Shit We Found on Tinder,[12] Alone With Tinder[13] and Dead Fish of Tinder.[14]



    Traffic

    In February of 2013, the app tracking service AppData estimated that Tinder was averaging 500,000 monthly active users.[6] April, Mateen announced that the app was being downloaded from 10,000 to 20,000 times a day. Within one month of release on the Google Play Store, the app received upwards of one million downloads.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/29/14--14:37: Neknominate
  • About

    Neknominate, also known as Neck and Nominate in the United Kingdom, is a drinking game in which participants record themselves partaking in a physically extreme activity after chugging alcoholic beverages and challenge others to outdrink them in the identical fashion.

    Origin

    According to the British tabloid The Tab,[3] the “neck and nominate” game existed in Cambridge, England as far back as 2008. On November 29th, 2012, YouTuber Will Green uploaded a video titled “Neck and Nominate,” in which a young man drinks a beer in front of a woman’s townhouse door before looking at the camera and calling out a nomination (shown below).



    Spread

    On January 18th, 2013, the StaffsMensFootball YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “Demps Neck and Nominate”, in which a student wearing briefs lays in the snow on a college campus and drinks a beer before nominating another student (shown below, left). On January 24th, YouTuber Tom Jeffery uploaded a video titled “TJ Neck & Nominate”, in which a man wearing swim briefs standing inside a hole in the ground pours milk over his head and proceeds to chug down a glass of beer before nominating someone named “Spartacus” to the challenge. (shown below, right).



    In Australia

    On January 2nd, 2014, a Facebook[1] page titled “Neknominate” was launched to highlight various instances of “neck and nominate” challenges, garnering upwards of 19,000 likes within the first month. On January 5th, the @NekNominate Twitter[2] feed was created with the same purpose. On January 7th, another Facebook[5] page titled “The Best Neknominate Videos” was launched, which soon became the unofficial hub page for Neknominations after accumulating nearly 200,000 likes in the next three weeks. On the same day, YouTuber ProblemedGamer uploaded a segment from the Australian television news program A Current Affair reporting on the neknominate drinking game (shown below).



    On January 11th, Urban Dictionary[4] user redthehat submitted an entry for “neknominate,” describing the game as the “mating ritual of Aussie Bogans.” On the following day, the single topic blog BestNeknominations[9] was launched. On January 15th, The Daily Mail[6] published an article about the trend. On January 16th, YouTuber Hamudi uploaded a video titled “Ronald McDonald’s Extreme Neknominate,” in which a man dressed in a clown costume drinks copious amounts of alcohol in combination with other drugs (shown below).



    Notable Examples

    As of late January 2014, there are over 4,300 results for the search query “neknominate” on YouTube.



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/29/14--18:25: Magical Girl
  • (This entry is under construction)


    About

    The term “magical girl” is used to describe female characters in various media with the ability to take on an alternative form in an often decorative and visually stunning way.


    History

    While the idea of transforming into a different being goes back to ancient times [2],Akko-chan of Himitsu no Akko-chan is typically accepted as the earliest magical girl after being published in the shojo manga magazine Ribon in 1962. Himitsu no Akko-chan would would go on to plant the seed for later magical girl themed media [1].

    In 1992, however, Sailor Moon revolutionized the magical girl genre by introducing the first crime-fighting magical girl and popularizing the idea of a magical girl team. Due to its success, many magical girl series after Sailor Moon incorporated similar concepts [3]. It can be said that while Himitsu no Akko-chan introduced the idea of a transforming female protagonist, Sailor Moon molded the genre into what it is today.

    Reception

    (Yeah, I really don’t know)
    Generally magical girls have been positively received particularly by fans of anime.
    Some feminists believe magical girls to be a good example of “girl power” as the girls typically serve as strong heroines who don’t continually rely on male assistance. Others argue things such as typical magical girl attire and its take on beauty are a bad influence for young girls who are the main demographic for the genre [3].

    Impact

    A new genre of anime was created as a result of the success and appeal of early magical girls.

    Fandom

    Magical girls have a considerable following and their presence is widely felt in many online communities, especially those concerning anime. Often the most notable and discussed part of of this genre are the transformation sequences.

    Related Memes

    Fanime Transformations

    Because of the popularity of transformation sequences, many fans of the genre like to create their own transformations. Many times these transformations are used in fan-made anime with a magical girl premise. The skill of these videos can range greatly.


    While They Transform

    (May not be a meme) “What do villains do when they transform?” and variants of this question are often put as a response to lengthy transformation sequences. This concept is also used as the subject of parodies and fourth-wall jokes.


    Search Interest

    External References

    (Please help me find more reliable sources)

    [1]Wikipedia – Magical Girl / Posted on 3-14-2003

    [2]Wikipedia – Shapeshifting / Posted on 6-11-2003

    [3]Wikipedia – Sailor Moon / Posted on 9-8-2001

    [4]Television Tropes & Idioms – Magical Girl / Posted on ???


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  • 01/30/14--02:36: Kanye West - POWER
  • About

    POWER is a 2010 rap/urban song produced by the American rapper Kanye West. In the following time, music receive the online attention with parodies or covers on youtube.

    Origin

    wip


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  • 01/30/14--10:09: XOJane
  • About

    XOJane is a womens’ interest website covering fashion and beauty, as well as publishing a variety of op-eds and personal essays. It was founded by Jane Pratt, former editor of the teen magazine Sassy.

    History

    XOJane launched in May 2011, followed by its UK counterpart in November 2012, and it’s beauty site XOVain in March 2013.[1][2] The site was founded by Jane Pratt, who had started and managed two magazines, teen magazine Sassy in the late’80s and early ‘90s and women’s magazine Jane. The site is owned by SAY Media[3], which owns other women’s interest websites such as Fashionista[4] and Cupcakes and Cashmere.[5]

    Cat Marnell’s Departure

    Girls Parody

    On the January 27th, 2013 episode of the HBO comedy series Girls titled “Bad Friend” Hannah meets with the editor, named Jame, of a trendy website based in New York City called dJazzHate. Many sites, including XoJane, speculated the show could be parodying Jane Pratt and XoJane.[19] Those behind the show denied the send up but Pratt explained the clip is,“… not that far from how we work.”[20]



    Features

    The site is broken up into seven main verticals: sex/love, Jane, Beauty, Issues, Clothes, It Happened to Me, and Entertainment. the Jane vertical sends readers to a section titled “Jane’s Phone” that features pictures and thoughts from the sites founder, Jane Pratt. It Happened to Me is a series of personal essays that explore the unusual or profound experiences of the writer. The writers tackle heavy topics such as rape, eating disorders, and drug addiction.

    Another personal essay series on the site is called “Unpopular opinion.” Examples from the series include “I Hate Brunch” and “I Support Flag Burning.”[12][13]

    The site also runs an advice column called “You Are the Advice Columnist” that allows readers to submit their questions and leaves the advice giving up to the commenters.[14]

    Social Media Presence

    As of January 2014 XOJane’s official Twitter account[6] has over 30,900 followers and its Facebook page[7] has over 38,000 likes. The site also maintains an active Instagram[8] account with over 6,000 followers and a Pintrest account[9] with over 7,000 followers.

    Controversies

    Plan B Essay

    http://www.xojane.com/healthy/get-it-together-girls-every-goddamn-pharmacy-new-york-out-plan-b-every-one#comment-332083671

    http://www.thegloss.com/2011/10/13/sex-and-dating/xojane-is-written-by-monkeys-with-typewriters-773/

    http://skepchick.org/2011/10/xojanes-cat-marnell-performance-art-or-gross-idiocy/

    Disney Land Rape Headline

    On July 17th, 2013, XoJane published a post titled “It Happened to Me: I was Rapped at Disney World and No One Cared.”[21] The author wrote that she was rapped by a Disney World co-worker in his apartment the summer after she finished college. Jezebel pointed out the headline XoJane used was false, as the author hadn’t actually been rapped within Disney World, and accused the site of bending the true to get more clicks.[22] Women’s lifestyle and fashion site The Gloss[23] also accused the site of lying in the headline, while criticizing Jezebel’s original headline for it’s piece “xoJane Lied and Said She Was Raped at Disney World” as it seemed to imply the author was lying about the rape itself.

    There Are No Black People In My Yoga Class

    On January 28th, 2014, XoJane published an “It Happened to Me” personal essay titled “It Happened to Me: There Are No Black People In My Yoga Class and I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable About It.”[15] The essay described the author, Jen Caron’s, experience in her yoga studio when a overweight black woman entered. She goes on to explain how she felt the woman was angry at her “skinny white girl body” and how this distracted her and troubled her, ultimately causing her to break down crying when she returned home. Within 48 hours the post has gained over 2,500 comments. The same day Gawker[16] posted an article titled “Black Person in Yoga Class Causes Profound Moral Crisis” which poked fun at the article. Other posts that lampooned the article include The Wire’s[17]“It Happened to a Well-Off Young Woman Wallowing in Her Privilege” and XoJane’s[18] own “It Happened To Me: I Read an Essay About a White Woman’s Yoga Class/Black Woman Criss and I Cannot,” both published on January 29th.

    On January 30th the editor who assigned the original post, Rebecca Carroll, published a post titled "I Assigned That “Yoga Class” Piece and Here’s Why," in which she explained how the story came to be published and responded to the backlash saying:


    “After taking a step back, halfway through my fourth week as an editor at xoJane, I realized that in all likelihood if I were a reader who hadn’t had the initial conversation with Jen and knew the background and context of the story, I would have been equally as offended as the most critical commenters. Because I SHOULD have asked Jen to do more work and questioning before writing about her experience.”

    Traffic

    Parent company Say Media describes XoJane as “The fastest growing women’s lifestyle brand on the Web.”[10] The site has about 4 million readers and 10 million page views a month. It receives about 64% of its traffic from the United States, with the remainder coming in almost equal parts from the UK, Canada, India, and Finland.[11]

    External Links


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  • 01/30/14--14:06: Funny Wifi Names
  • About

    Funny Wifi Names is a meme that involves taking screenshots or fabricating screen shots of unusually named Wi-Fi networks.

    Origin

    Notable Examples


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  • 01/30/14--14:39: Satoru Iwata
  • About

    Satoru Iwata is the Executive CEO of Nintendo, and a popular CEO within the video game industry. Ever since he became Nintendo CEO in 2002, he has garnered a significant online following, similar to fellow Nintendo employees Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime

    Biography

    [w.i.p.]

    Online Presence

    [w.i.p.]

    “Please Understand”

    Please Understand is a phrase often associated with Satoru Iwata and has many times in the past said “please understand” when apologizing for something. It has even been said to be one of Iwata’s “favorite excuses.”Many image macros of Iwata saying “please understand” have been made.


    Satoru Iwata Holding Bananas

    Search Interest


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    “這些機會不是屬於我的” in Chinese, translated, “These chances are not belong to me.” Appeared in an interview of a teen (Which now an assistance in a local Public Library, whose no friends at that time) called Leung Man-Yuen, or Ah-Yuen (阿源) on TVB“Sunday Report,” a documentary on March 20, 2005 and March 27, 2005. And he said: “這些機會不是屬於我的” makes him famous in the internet since, especially in Golden Forum in Hong Kong.


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  • 01/31/14--07:32: Farid de la Morlette
  • About

    Farid Ghilas, who nicknamed himself Farid de la Morlette is a French young man who filmed himself abusing a cat by throwing it onto a building et posted it on Facebook. The discovery of his video triggered an online outcry on the French web and a petition to make Farid arrested.

    Origin

    On January 22th 2014, Farid Ghilas[1] from Marseille, France, uploaded two mobile videos on his Facebook account in which he is seen throwing a cat onto the side of a building and killing it. In it, he presented himself as Farid de la Morlette, referencing La Maurelette, a neighborhood in Marseille. The videos were soon deleted after many people reacted violently on its disturbing animal-abusing content. Other people saved it and uploaded to Youtube to keep an online trace of the crime.

    Warning : not for the faint-hearted

    Spread and Online Reaction

    Several French news sites reported on the videos, including Spi0n[2], éteignezvotreordinateur[3], 5minutesàtuer[4] and more formal news websites such as Belgian news Lameuse.be[7].
    An online petition asking the French Secretary of Justice for Farid’s arrest was filled on Avaaz.org[5], gathering more than 75 000 signatures.

    Farid’s Arrest

    On January 31st, regional news outlet La Provence issued an headline[6] stating that Farid was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

    External References

    [1]Farid Ghilas’s Facebook account

    [2]Spi0n – Un marseillais torture un chat / 1-30-2014

    [3]Eteignezvotreordinateur – Farid Ghilas (de la Morlette sur Facebook) torture un chat à Marseille

    [4]5minutesàperdre – Farid Ghilas de la Morlette, tueur de chat à Marseille

    [5]Avaaz.org – Mme Taubira et Mr Valls: une condamnation exemplaire

    [6]La Provence – Interpellé après avoir diffusé sur Facebook des vidéos où il torture un chat

    [7]La Meuse – Farid torture et jette un chat contre le mur: une pétition pour le faire condamner compte plus de 50.000 signatures


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  • 01/31/14--09:45: Anna Kendrick
  • About

    Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles in the comedy-musical Pitch Perfect and the fantasy series Twilight.

    Acting Career

    Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk award for featured actress in a musical in 1998 for her role in High Society.[3] She won a Theater World Award for the role.

    Kendrick made her film debut in the 2003 musical comedy Camp.[1] She played the minor role of a school friend of Bella’s in the first Twilight film (2008), going on to appear in the next three films in the series. In 2010 she was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in Up in the Air (2009).[2] She gained popularity, especially online, for her staring role in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect (2012). She will appear as Cinderella in the 2014 film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods.



    Online History

    Twitter

    As of January 2014 Kendrick’s Twitter account[4] has over 2.05 million followers. Her funny tweets and interactions with fellow celebrities on Twitter are often reported on. On August 9th, 2013, The Huffington Post[5] published a piece titled “28 Great Tweets From Anna Kendrick In Celebration Of The Actress’ 28th Birthday,” and on January 7th, 2014, Buzzfeed[6] published a post titled “25 Times Anna Kendrick Was Painfully Accurate” which also compiled her best tweets.



    Cups

    On April 12, 2013, the AnnaKendrickVEVO YouTube channel[11] uploaded a music video for Kendrick’s single version of “Cups,” a song she sang in the movie Pitch Perfect. As of January 2014 the video has over 105.7 million views.



    The music video sparked a trend of creating tutorials for the cup tapping aspect of the song, with popular YouTubers like Grace Helbig (right) and Glozell (left) making tutorials as well.[12]



    Multiple covers of “Cups” have gone viral including a tap dancer version (top left), an Irish language version (top right), an a capella version (bottom left) and kids version (bottom right)



    Super Bowl Comercial

    On January 28th, 2014, Newcastle beer uploaded a commercial featuring Kendrick to their YouTube channel.[7] The commercial features her jokingly explain that she had been hired by the beer company to do a Super Bowl ad, but they ran out of money. Many sites such as Buzzfeed[8], Variety[9], and Adweek[10] reported on the ad. As of January 31st the video has over 2.5 million views.



    Personal Life

    Anna Kendrick was born on August 9th, 1985, in Portland Maine. She attended Deering High School, also in Portland, graduating in 2003.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/31/14--11:37: Dom Mazzetti
  • About

    Dom Mazzetti is a character portrayed by comedian Mike Tornabene, who is known for his fitness humor YouTube series “Bro Science Life.”

    History

    On January 10th, 2011, the Dom Mazzetti YouTube channel was launched. On December 10th, 2012, the “Bro Science Life” series was created.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]YouTube – "Dom Mazzetti":R.I.P. Colonel Meow

    [2]Facebook – Dom Mazzetti

    [3]Twitter – Dom Mazzetti

    [4]NYU Local – An Interview With NYU Grad Mike Tornabee


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  • 01/31/14--13:11: Sleepy Hallow
  • About

    Sleepy Hallow is an American fantasy drama television series that premiered on Fox in September 2013. The show follows Ichabod Crane, a former Revolutionary War soldier who comes back to life in the 21st century, and police officer Lieutenant Abbie Mills as they hunt and defeat supernatural creatures. The show quickly developed a large online following, particularly on Tumblr, and was praised for its racially diverse cast.

    History

    Sleepy Hollow was created by Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Len Wiseman, and premiered on Fox on September 16th, 2013.[1] The show follows Ichabod Crane, a man who was killed on the battle field by the headless horseman during the Revolutionary War, as he wakes from the dead in the 21st century. He joins forces with Sleepy Hollow police officer Abbie Mills, who lost her mentor to the headless horseman, to hunt him and prevent any other horsemen of the apocalypse from rising. It’s first season contained 13 episodes, with the season finale airing on January 20th, 2014. It was renewed for a second 13 episode season on October 3rd.[2]

    Reception

    Sleepy Hollow’s first season earned a 7.9 on IMBD and a 65 on Metacritic[3]. The season premiere had 10.1 million viewers, while the season finale had 7.5 million viewers.[4][5] It was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV drama in 2014.

    Online Presence

    As of January 2014 Sleepy Hollow’s official Twitter account[6] has over 75,200 followers and its Facebook Page has over 1 million likes.[7]

    Fandom

    Fans of Sleepy Hollow are often referred to as “Sleepyheads.” Popular fan run Tumblr blogs include fuckyeahsleepyhollow[10], sleepyhollowfox[11], and 250yearslater.[12]

    Orlando Jones

    Actor Orlando Jones, who plays Captain Frank Irving, Abbie’s boss who knows about and assists with the horsemen problem, has become well known for his active interaction with the Sleepy Hollow fandom and popular Tumblr fandoms in general. As of January 2014 his Twitter account[8] has over 102,000 followers. He maintains a the Tumblr theorlandojones[9] where he requently reblogs fan art.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]TVbytheNumbers – ‘Arrow’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Supernatural’ Renewed for Next Season

    [2]Deadline – Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Renewed for Second Season

    [3]MetaCritic – Sleepy Hollow

    [4]Zap2It – Monday Final TV Ratings: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ & ‘Bones’ Adjusted Up, ‘Dancing With the Stars’, ‘Million Second Quiz’, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ & ‘Siberia’ Adjusted Down

    [5]Zap2It – Monday Final TV Ratings: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Adjusted Up, ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Adjusted Down & Final ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Numbers

    [6]Twitter- Sleepy Hollow

    [7]Facebook- Sleepy Hollow

    [8]Twitter- Orlando Jones

    [9]Tumblr- The Orlando Jones

    [10]Tumblr- fuckyeahsleepyhollow

    [11]Tumblr- sleepyhollowfox

    [12]Tumblr- 250yearslater


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  • 01/31/14--13:20: Super Bowl XLVIII
  • Overview

    Super Bowl XLVIII is an upcoming National Football League (NFL) championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos to be held at the MetLifeStadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2nd, 2014.

    Background

    Both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks finished the 2013 season with scores of 13 to 3, with the Broncos scoring the highest total points in a season in NFL history at 606.



    Notable Developments

    Richard Sherman’s Postgame Rant

    On January 19th, 2014, Seattle Seahawks won against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game after cornerback Richard Sherman managed to tip a pass thrown to 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, assisting Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith’s interception during the closing minute of the game. As a result of the victory, Seattle Seahawks advanced to to Super Bowl XLVIII. Immediately after the game, Sherman taunted Crabtree in an impassioned rant in an interview with Fox Sports sportscaster Erin Andrews (shown below).



    Marijuana Bowl

    According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[1] tweets containing the keywords “marijuana bowl” peaked on January 19th, with over 39,900 mentions.



    Advertisements

    Audi doberhuahua(shown below, left), Axe (shown below, right)



    Budweiser (shown below, left) Carmax (shown below, right)



    Cheerios (shown below, left). “Terry Crews”: Toyoto Highlander with Muppets (shown below, right).



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  • 01/31/14--03:07: Eatcast
  • About

    Eatcast, short for “eating broadcast” is a South Korean internet slang term for a webcast in which a video blogger livestreams oneself casually eating a meal, usually alone and at a desk. While styles may vary from one vlogger to another, the main draw of these video is to serve as a feast to the eye for the audience.

    Origin

    The term “Eatcast” (먹방, pronounced “Muck-Bong”), a portmanteau of “eating” (먹는) and “broadcast” (방송) was coined by Korean netizens sometime in early 2012 to praise film actor Jeong Woo Ha’s appetizing performance in scenes wherein he is eating food. On February 7th, 2013, YouTuber Ji-Hye Kim uploaded a supercut-style montage of the actor eating food in various movies:



    In the latter half of 2013, however, the term became associated with an emerging trend of vloggers livestreaming while enjoying a feast to themselves on Afreeca TV, a popular South Korean video streaming and vlog community.

    Spread

    [researching]

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest



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  • 02/01/14--10:50: Everyone is Betty
  • Betty is a character in a Cartoon Network show called “Adventure Time”. She had first appeared in a picture in an episode. The staff of the show had confirmed an episode about Betty after she was first introduced. On January 30th, 2014, MSN.com published an episode titled “Betty”.

    The MSN admins were having a conflict over the legitimacy of the episode. When the show’s fandom heard of the news, they started making memes relating the return of Betty on Tumblr. Users started calling it “Bettypocalypse”.


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  • 02/01/14--11:21: Adblock / Adblock Plus
  • About

    Adblock[1] and Adblock Plus[2] are web browser extensions/open source programs for blocking or filtering advertisements or pop-ups on websites.

    Adblock and Adblock Plus

    Contrary to popular belief, Adblock and Adblock Plus are not developed by the same programmers. Nor Adblock Plus is the upper version of the very first program Adblock. Adblock is developed by indepented programmers. However the very first version of “Adblock Plus”, has been developed by Michael McDonald from the company Eyeo GmbH[3].

    Adblock’s Anti-Ad Campaign

    On Aug 27, 2013 Adblock developers started a new campaign to get rid of advertisement.

    The campaign simply planned to put an end to ads with raising over 50000 dollars.[4] In other words: with buying ads.
    “One ad to end all ad” project rejected by most of the internet community. (on left). On the same day youtube user Ockeroid uploaded an animated parody of Adblock campaign video(on right).



    Catblock

    WIP

    Site Ruin – Economical Controversy

    It will be helpful if you improve this article with the list of anti-adblocker websites or screenshots of notifications when you use adblock

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Adblock

    [2]Wikipedia – Adblock Plus

    [3]FreewareGenius – Adblock vs Adblock Plus

    [4]Adage – Anti-Ad Campaign


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