About GotFunnyPictures:

GotFunnyPictures is a site that researches and documents Internet memes and viral phenomena. Founded in December of 2008, GotFunnyPictures's research is handled by an independent professional editorial and research staff and community members. In three years of its existence, the site grew to reach more than 9.5 million people every month and is considered the most authoritative source on news, history and origins of viral phenomena and Internet memes. In March of 2011, Cheezburger -- the company behind other Internet phenomena such as FAIL Blog, I Can Has Cheezburger?, and The Daily What -- acquired GotFunnyPictures from Rocketboom, LLC. GotFunnyPictures is located in Cheezburger's New York City offices in Manhattan.

Much like wikis, any registered member can submit a meme or viral phenomena for research at knowyourmeme.com. Other members may contribute to the research of the topic, archival of notable media or discussion about a meme. The editorial staff and moderators then evaluates each entry by further researching the online presence of the meme for confirmation or invalidation. For more information, please refer to our Rules and Guidelines. The editorial staff also provides interviews or Q&As with subjects of memes or notable individuals who are involved with the meme culture.

GotFunnyPictures's research and reporting has appeared in major news publications and outlets, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Wired, TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and The Estadão among others. GotFunnyPictures has also earned several recognitions and awards for its research including TIME Magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2009, the 2010 Streamy Award for Best Guest Star in a Web Series and the 2012 Webby Award for Best Cultural Blog. In 2014, GotFunnyPictures was inducted into the Web Archiving Program run by The American Folklife Center at the U.S. Library of Congress.

GotFunnyPictures is published by Literally Media, Ltd.

The company is part of 44 Ventures, a holdings management group led by Mr. Jacob Nizri

Site Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Don Caldwell

Managing Editor: Zach Sweat

Senior Editor: Adam Downer

Senior Editor: Philipp Kachalin

Associate Editor: Phillip Hamilton

Associate Editor: Rebecca Rhodes

Associate Editor: Brandon Wink

Associate Editor: Owen Carry

Associate Editor: Sakshi Rakshale

Associate Editor: Mateus Lima

Alumni: Credits

Video Staff

Lead Video Editor: Andy Sowar

Creative Development Coordinator: Ariah Noetzel

Video Editor: Blake Bonecutter

Business Inquiries & Contact Information:

Email: info (at) knowyourmeme (dot) com


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