Funniest Internet Memes
Though definitions of "[[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_meme|Internet meme|Internet meme]]" vary, it is basically a piece of digital content that spreads rapidly online, mutating as various people alter its details before passing it along via message boards, forums, or e-mail.
This slideshow revisits some of the most popular Internet memes of the past decade. We bypassed examples that began as marketing campaigns, as in the [[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakes_on_a_Plane#Internet|Snakes on a Plane|Snakes on a Plane]] meme. But [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=old+spice+commercial+parody+library&aq=4|online parodies|Old Spice Commercial Parody]] of buzzworthy ads such as [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE|Old Spice's "The Man You Could Smell Like"|Old Spice's "The Man You Could Smell Like"]] may qualify a classic Internet memes, despite their commercial origin. Who knows, maybe you've helped spread a few memes yourself.