Posts Tagged ‘digg’

rickroll it over. see if it’s dead.

April 11, 2008

6,000,000 views of the strangely compelling youtube video.

50,000 people voted for Rick Astley’s “Never Going to Let You Down” as the NY Mets’ theme song. one fan rounded up 8000 votes single handedly, through digg.

friends rickrolled friends phones (estimate 4000?) through this april 1.

the london liverpool street station was rickrolled by crowds, approximately 25 minutes ago (i know this through twitter).

it is rumored, although not confirmed, that rick astley himself has been rickrolled.

i find us fortunate, that as we stretch our newly networked organizational muscles and extend our tech-enabled collective grasp, that it is merely the innocuous pop remembrance of another (simpler) age that rears is viral head, and not that of a more insidious ilk.