We’re the staff behind Know Your Meme, a community dedicated to researching and documenting internet culture, one meme at a time. AMA!
We are a team of very serious and 100% professional researchers at Know Your Meme, an online database that explains and catalogues all facets of internet cultures, including notable memes, events, people, websites and subcultures. Since launch in 2008, we’ve chronicled the origins, history and evolution of more than 13,000 memes from all corners of the world, which would've been impossible without the help of our amazing community.
TLDR we've been tracking down and researching internet memes all day, every day for a decade. Ask us anything!
- Brad Kim, Janitor-in-Chief
- Don Caldwell, Managing Editor
- Adam Downer, Associate Editor
- Matt Schimkowitz, Associate Editor
- Briana Milman, Associate Editor
EDIT: To celebrate our 10th anniversary and 20 years of meme culture, we are paying a special tribute to the top 10 most influential memes from the last two decades with a weekend-long timeline exhibition at the Museum of Moving Image (MOMI) on September 14-16. Wanna help us pick the final 10 memes that will be inducted into the Hall of Memes? Head over to kym.party to make your choices count!
EDIT 2: Wow, we expectn't so many questions (and so many that are on-point). We're signing off for now, but we'll be around, Reddit (u/knowyourmeme)! Thank you all for making our day :)