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I Made This

Added • Updated 11 days ago

Added by Mom Rivers • Updated 11 days ago by Rose Abrams
Added by Mom Rivers • Updated 11 days ago by Rose Abrams

I Made This
Category: Meme Status: Confirmed Year: 2013 Origin: Tumblr Region:
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Tags: stealing, theft, plagiarism, tumblr, exploitable, efreeti,
I Made This

About

I Made This is an exploitable where a character claims attribution for an object that another character created. The exploitable is used in reference to scenarios where people steal other's creations.

Origin

The original comic (below) was posted by Tumblr user Nedroid (real name: Anthony Clark)[6] on January 30th, 2013,[1] with the caption "The Internet." It gained over 65,000 notes in three years.


MADE THIS You MADE THIS ? I MADE THIS

Spread

After Nedroid's initial posting, several users on Imgur and Tumblr reposted the comic without attribution with the title "I Made This," as a pun on its content. One such post, submitted to Imgur by user mousestar on March 9th, 2013, received more than 190 points, 270 favorites, and 2.3 million views.[5]

On October 9th, 2013, Imgur user Efreeti uploaded an edit (below, left) about inventors Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, referencing their concurrent discoveries of different types of lightbulbs. The edit garnered over 3,500 points, 900 favorites, and 200,000 views in just over two years.[2] On November 12th, 2013, an article was created by RVA Magazine about allegations that musician Lil' Kim used a makeup artist's work as the cover of her album without her permission.[3] In it, the meme (below, right) is used to explain the issue.



On December 3rd, 2013, a thread asking about I Made This was submitted to /r/outoftheloop.[4] The main post got a score of 45 (83% upvoted), and the answer scored 48 points before it was archived. The top voted answer defined the illustration's use as "illustrating how quickly people try and claim someone else's work as their own on the internet."

Various Examples

MADE THIS You MACE THIS ? I MADE THIS MADE THIS You MACE THIS? WITH LIZA I MADE THIS YOu MADE THIS MADE THIS ? l. You MADE THIS MADE THIS You MACE THIS ? such thank e «. WoW

Search Interest

External References

[1] Tumblr – The Internet by Nedroid / January 30th, 2013

[2] Imgur – I made this by Efreeti / October 9th, 2013

[3] RVA Magazine – Did Lil' Kim Steal The Cover Art for 'Dead Gal Walking'? / November 12th, 2013

[4] Reddit – What is with the whole 'I made this, you made this' thing? / December 3rd, 2013

[5] Imgur – i made this little comic, hope you like it

[6] Nedroid – Nedroid.com



Tags: stealing, theft, plagiarism, tumblr, exploitable, efreeti,


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