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Internet memes - might spark some of the more creative minds here!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by obtuse, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. obtuse

    obtuse Newbie

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    Cash In on Internet Memes
    By Bonnie Ruberg, PC World


    LOLcats and awkward family photos may be simple online fun, but they can spell big profits for enterprising Web jokesters.

    Gone are the days of hamster dance and "Star Wars" kid, of Leeroy Jenkins and Peanut Butter Jelly Time. In their place, a new generation of Internet memes (a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly via the Internet) is emerging. They're just as much fun as ever, but they're also smarter, more respected, and positioned to make a heck of a lot more money than their predecessors.

    That's right: From its murky origins in anonymously authored minor distractions, the Internet phenomenon we know as the meme has become a mighty engine of commerce. LOLcats have invaded bookstores. Cute Overload bunnies adorn day-by-day calendars that sell for $13 a pop. Remember the blogger who mocked us at StuffWhitePeopleLike.com? He reportedly was offered not only a book deal, but also a $350,000 advance.

    Is it too late for you to strike gold with a money-making meme? Not at all. But you'll find your way to affluence more quickly with the aid of some practical tips. Here is your guide to cashing in on Web fads.


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  2. shaqsquash

    shaqsquash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes very interesting and I of course knew about this.

    icanhazcheezburger.com uses this "internet meme" strategy in its business model.

    According to techcrunch their making around $200,000 a month from advertising on their network of sites.
     
  3. obtuse

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    First time I had ever heard of this & thought I'd pass it along. I "searched" meme here and came up with a ton of threads but they all had words with "meme" in them....... lol!!! I'm sure there are a bunch of you guys who know all about this & are pro's in it too. In fact, in that article icanhazcheezburger.com was mentioned. Pretty interesting spin! Hope it's working well for you if you're using it shaqsquash!!!