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4chan, America, and Anime: Researchers Studied 160 Milliorn Memes and Found Most of Them Come From Two Websites A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit, 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread. Samantha Cole Jun 12 2018,10:27am 产ブ Researchers at University College London developed a new way to measure how memes are made and spread. What they found won't surprise anyone who's peered into the darker parts of the internet in the last few years: The most toxic, yet most effectively spread, memes are first shared on two places, the subreddit r/the_donald and 4chan's "politically incorrect" forum, called /pol/ Smug Frog Meme Image Cluster 1 Cluster N Figure 1: An example of a meme (Smug Frog) that provides an intu- ition of what an image, a cluster, and a meme is. When? Where? What? Who? How apustaja sad-frog savepepe pepe smug-frog-asmug-frog-b anti-meme 0.6 o 0.4 0.2 0.0 Figure 6: Inter-cluster distance between all clusters with frog memes. Clusters are labeled with the origin (4 for 4chan, D for The Donald, and G for Gab) and the meme name. To ease readability, we do not display all labels, abbreviate meme names, and only show an excerpt of all relationships. Smug Anime Face He will not divide us Costanza DemotivationalPosters Smug Polandball Anime Forty Keks Absolutely Disgusting Face Doom Paul Its Happening POTENTIAI forty keks IT DIDN'T MAVE TO END LIKE ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTIN REAT AGAIN Make America Colbertposting Great Again . Smug Frog Dubs/Check'em Computer Reaction Faces Apu Apustaja Reaction Images Wojak/ Feels Guy This is bait. 60's Spiderman Bait this is Bait Into the Trash it goes Sad Frog smug eastern Happy Merchant Counter Signa Memes IKNOW THAT FEEL BRO Baneposting autistic screeching Pepe the Frog I Know that Feel Bro WHY Tony Kornheiser's Why Feels Good Laughing Tom Donald Trump's Murica Angry Pepe Cruise Well Autistic Screeching Spurdo Sparde Figure 7: Visualization of the obtained clusters from /pol/, The Donald, and Gab Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.
4chan, America, and Anime: Researchers Studied 160 Milliorn
 Memes and Found Most of Them
 Come From Two Websites
 A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit,
 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread.
 Samantha Cole
 Jun 12 2018,10:27am
 产ブ
 Researchers at University College London developed a new way to
 measure how memes are made and spread. What they found won't
 surprise anyone who's peered into the darker parts of the internet in the
 last few years: The most toxic, yet most effectively spread, memes are first
 shared on two places, the subreddit r/the_donald and 4chan's "politically
 incorrect" forum, called /pol/

 Smug Frog Meme
 Image
 Cluster 1
 Cluster N
 Figure 1: An example of a meme (Smug Frog) that provides an intu-
 ition of what an image, a cluster, and a meme is.

 When?
 Where?
 What?
 Who?
 How
 apustaja sad-frog
 savepepe
 pepe
 smug-frog-asmug-frog-b anti-meme
 0.6
 o 0.4
 0.2
 0.0
 Figure 6: Inter-cluster distance between all clusters with frog memes. Clusters are labeled with the origin (4 for 4chan, D for The Donald, and
 G for Gab) and the meme name. To ease readability, we do not display all labels, abbreviate meme names, and only show an excerpt of all
 relationships.

 Smug Anime Face
 He will not divide us Costanza
 DemotivationalPosters
 Smug Polandball
 Anime
 Forty Keks
 Absolutely
 Disgusting
 Face
 Doom Paul Its
 Happening
 POTENTIAI
 forty keks
 IT DIDN'T MAVE TO
 END LIKE
 ABSOLUTELY
 DISGUSTIN
 REAT AGAIN
 Make America
 Colbertposting
 Great Again .
 Smug Frog
 Dubs/Check'em
 Computer Reaction Faces
 Apu Apustaja
 Reaction Images
 Wojak/
 Feels Guy
 This is bait.
 60's Spiderman
 Bait this is Bait
 Into the Trash
 it goes
 Sad Frog
 smug eastern
 Happy Merchant
 Counter Signa
 Memes
 IKNOW THAT FEEL BRO
 Baneposting
 autistic screeching
 Pepe the Frog
 I Know that
 Feel Bro
 WHY
 Tony Kornheiser's
 Why
 Feels Good
 Laughing Tom Donald Trump's Murica
 Angry Pepe
 Cruise
 Well
 Autistic Screeching
 Spurdo Sparde
 Figure 7: Visualization of the obtained clusters from /pol/, The Donald, and Gab
Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.

Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.

80s, Doge, and Drugs: very salt tfw no cravers c. such minera much crave so 90 <p><a href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105944115842/britney-surprisebitch-they-crave-that" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">surprisebitch</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://britney.tumblr.com/post/105943942474/surprisebitch-they-crave-that-mineral-i-hate" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">britney</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105656006377/they-crave-that-mineral" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">surprisebitch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>they crave that mineral</p> </blockquote> <p>i hate this fucking post because you thought these memes were fucking dead. like doge meme was 2012 which should have been dead forever and everybody hated that shitty meme, pepe the frog was like same year and now its making a fucking comeback in 2014 even becoming transformed into every goddamn aesthetic art movement, and that feel when no gf was like 2012 or 2011 god knows what, and the uploader of this shit post is fucking surprisebitch which is also a fucking meme and its so fucking accurate because these memes are back again and its even integrated into the fucking goat craving that minerals and these memes will never fucking disappear because it will just keep coming back just like how fashion from the 80s or 90s is part of the current fashion trend, how 90s synthpop is back in recent mainstream pop music, and many more fucking things that were old school that are cool again. and this meme is evidence that we are really going full circle and the cycle will never end. it will keep coming back and we will forever be reminded of how this website was always on drugs and im done this website is going to hell and this is the remnant that will remind those archaeologists of what the fuck our generation created and we will be eternally punished for it</p> </blockquote> <img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8d1df5543d8e408eed52beef7cd76b29/tumblr_inline_nh0x6wiEiL1sa8ej1.gif" alt="image"/><p></p> <img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9dff4f5a07c3d196457c60af41f1e025/tumblr_inline_nh0x77d09g1sa8ej1.gif" alt="image"/><p></p> </blockquote>
80s, Doge, and Drugs: very salt
 tfw no cravers
 c.
 such
 minera
 much
 crave
 so 90
<p><a href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105944115842/britney-surprisebitch-they-crave-that" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">surprisebitch</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://britney.tumblr.com/post/105943942474/surprisebitch-they-crave-that-mineral-i-hate" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">britney</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105656006377/they-crave-that-mineral" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">surprisebitch</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>they crave that mineral</p>
</blockquote>
<p>i hate this fucking post because you thought these memes were fucking dead. like doge meme was 2012 which should have been dead forever and everybody hated that shitty meme, pepe the frog was like same year and now its making a fucking comeback in 2014 even becoming transformed into every goddamn aesthetic art movement, and that feel when no gf was like 2012 or 2011 god knows what, and the uploader of this shit post is fucking surprisebitch which is also a fucking meme and its so fucking accurate because these memes are back again and its even integrated into the fucking goat craving that minerals and these memes will never fucking disappear because it will just keep coming back just like how fashion from the 80s or 90s is part of the current fashion trend, how 90s synthpop is back in recent mainstream pop music, and many more fucking things that were old school that are cool again. and this meme is evidence that we are really going full circle and the cycle will never end. it will keep coming back and we will forever be reminded of how this website was always on drugs and im done this website is going to hell and this is the remnant that will remind those archaeologists of what the fuck our generation created and we will be eternally punished for it</p>
</blockquote>
<img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8d1df5543d8e408eed52beef7cd76b29/tumblr_inline_nh0x6wiEiL1sa8ej1.gif" alt="image"/><p></p>
<img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9dff4f5a07c3d196457c60af41f1e025/tumblr_inline_nh0x77d09g1sa8ej1.gif" alt="image"/><p></p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105944115842/britney-surprisebitch-they-crave-that" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">surprise...

80s, Doge, and Drugs: very salt tfw no cravers c. such minera much crave so 90 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105944115842/britney-surprisebitch-they-crave-that">surprisebitch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://britney.tumblr.com/post/105943942474/surprisebitch-they-crave-that-mineral-i-hate">britney</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105656006377/they-crave-that-mineral">surprisebitch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>they crave that mineral</p> </blockquote> <p>i hate this fucking post because you thought these memes were fucking dead. like doge meme was 2012 which should have been dead forever and everybody hated that shitty meme, pepe the frog was like same year and now its making a fucking comeback in 2014 even becoming transformed into every goddamn aesthetic art movement, and that feel when no gf was like 2012 or 2011 god knows what, and the uploader of this shit post is fucking surprisebitch which is also a fucking meme and its so fucking accurate because these memes are back again and its even integrated into the fucking goat craving that minerals and these memes will never fucking disappear because it will just keep coming back just like how fashion from the 80s or 90s is part of the current fashion trend, how 90s synthpop is back in recent mainstream pop music, and many more fucking things that were old school that are cool again. and this meme is evidence that we are really going full circle and the cycle will never end. it will keep coming back and we will forever be reminded of how this website was always on drugs and im done this website is going to hell and this is the remnant that will remind those archaeologists of what the fuck our generation created and we will be eternally punished for it</p> </blockquote> <img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8d1df5543d8e408eed52beef7cd76b29/tumblr_inline_nh0x6wiEiL1sa8ej1.gif"/><p></p> <img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9dff4f5a07c3d196457c60af41f1e025/tumblr_inline_nh0x77d09g1sa8ej1.gif"/><p></p></blockquote>
80s, Doge, and Drugs: very salt
 tfw no cravers
 c.
 such
 minera
 much
 crave
 so 90
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105944115842/britney-surprisebitch-they-crave-that">surprisebitch</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://britney.tumblr.com/post/105943942474/surprisebitch-they-crave-that-mineral-i-hate">britney</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105656006377/they-crave-that-mineral">surprisebitch</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>they crave that mineral</p>
</blockquote>
<p>i hate this fucking post because you thought these memes were fucking dead. like doge meme was 2012 which should have been dead forever and everybody hated that shitty meme, pepe the frog was like same year and now its making a fucking comeback in 2014 even becoming transformed into every goddamn aesthetic art movement, and that feel when no gf was like 2012 or 2011 god knows what, and the uploader of this shit post is fucking surprisebitch which is also a fucking meme and its so fucking accurate because these memes are back again and its even integrated into the fucking goat craving that minerals and these memes will never fucking disappear because it will just keep coming back just like how fashion from the 80s or 90s is part of the current fashion trend, how 90s synthpop is back in recent mainstream pop music, and many more fucking things that were old school that are cool again. and this meme is evidence that we are really going full circle and the cycle will never end. it will keep coming back and we will forever be reminded of how this website was always on drugs and im done this website is going to hell and this is the remnant that will remind those archaeologists of what the fuck our generation created and we will be eternally punished for it</p>
</blockquote>
<img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8d1df5543d8e408eed52beef7cd76b29/tumblr_inline_nh0x6wiEiL1sa8ej1.gif"/><p></p>
<img alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9dff4f5a07c3d196457c60af41f1e025/tumblr_inline_nh0x77d09g1sa8ej1.gif"/><p></p></blockquote>

<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://supremecarlos.co.uk/post/105944115842/britney-surprisebitch-they-crave-that">surprisebitch</a>:</p> ...