From Harlem Shake To RickRoll – Here's What Makes Memes Go Viral

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Wed 10:24am by: Ryan Larkin

Many of us have enjoyed internet memes in some capacity, whether it's laughing at pictures of the Overly Attached Girlfriend or playing a 10-hour loop of Nyan Cat.

However, it often seems like a mystery how such things could get popular in the first place.

It turns out that nearly all successful memes have certain elements in common. By keeping these various things in mind, it is possible to understand why internet memes go viral.

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