If you still have not heard of the Harlem Shake you must be living in a cave. Much has been written about the rapid and global spread of this catchy internet meme, yet little is understood about how it spread.
There are only two rules for the Harlem Shake: 1) one person dances around, ignored, usually with a funny mask on, for 15 seconds followed by 2) chaos. No rules. A dense comic book page teeming with vignettes, or people repetitively doing one very random, spasmodic motion.
Do the HuffPost shake! If you're a fan of the Harlem Shake -- the faddish Internet meme that features a masked person dancing to a song called the "H...
It all started with this crazy video from music producer, Baauer. Then, everyone wanted to do it. And now, pop culture's favorite parade-crasher Ferris Bueller is jumping on the dance meme bandwagon, courtesy of What's Trending!
With over 460,000 YouTube subscribers and over 72 million hits on her channel, Grace Helbig knows a thing or two about Internet Celebrity-ism (is that a word?).
As many of my peers know, by the time you have learned about the successful strategies, everyone knows them and the advantage is gone. So, as a service to today's comedians looking for new insights, here's a comprehensive set of predictions for the future of stand-up.
Youth Olympian and 19-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke won the hearts of the Internet this summer after a video of her sexy warmups went viral. Now that she's arrived in Los Angeles, the athlete behind the meme also proved bust a move to the Internet's other favorite dances.
Mitt Romney can still totally win this thing -- he just has to utilize the radical new power of the Internet by generating his own memes.
Courtesy of What's Trending, YouTube's famous Keyboard Cat pays a chill, musical tribute to Marty the cat -- the inspiration behind the wildly famo...
The Internet meme is a viral tool with which to amuse, and sometimes to poke fun at social mores. It's a (usually) clever way to point out hypocrisy a...
At the dawn of U.S. history, little George Washington cut down a cherry tree and refused to lie about it. Except he didn't. Actually, very little is known about the father of our country, because he did his best to avoid generating memes.
So what's a meme? Why is "binders full of women" now elevated to the position of the leading meme of the day, rather than simply another example of what happens to a panicked mind that, under intense pressure, is forced into revealing itself?
As long as there are people with Photoshop skills, social media know-how and a twisted sense of humor, there will be political memes. And thank God -- sometimes it takes a picture of school supplies full of women to make you think about the issues.
What's Trending presents your complete guide to the best of the "Shit Girls Say" meme, starting with the original video that started it all. In Decem...
Learn about the beginnings of the "Shit Girls Say" phenomenon from the fake girls behind it!
At first, when you're on tour, it's surprising, then tiring -- but eventually it's funny, and sometimes even offers you material for your next book. All the comments on this list have been offered to me or author friends of mine.