17 Jan 2016

Tumblr's Meme Librarian: viral media

From The Weekend, 11:30 am on 17 January 2016

Social media platform Tumblr is a hive of online activity where users share images, GIFS or whatever else takes their fancy.
If what they're sharing becomes popular enough it reaches the status of meme - an idea that spreads virally throughout the culture of the internet.
The Weekend's Shaun D Wilson spoke to Amanda Brennan, a Content and Community Associate at Tumblr, who catalogues and archives what Tumblr communities are into - that's led to her being called a Meme Librarian.

Related links:

Antoine Dodson/The Bed Intruder Song, The Rickroll, Longcat, Tumblr’s The Year In Review, Year of The Chris: Chris Pratt, creative tagging, and David Bowie changes.

Music Details:

Artist: Antoine Dodson & The Gregory Brothers
Song: Bed Intruder Song
Composer: Antoine Dodson & The Gregory Brothers
Album: Official Bed Intruder Album (Remixes)
Label: Run & Tell That Records

Artist: Rick Astley
Song: Never Going to Give You Up
Composer: Stock, Aitken, Waterman
Album: The Hit Factory: Pete Waterman's Greatest Hits
Label: Universal 560669