A whale called Mr Splashy Pants

Here’s a great piece from Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian describing the birth of an internet meme.

In a rapid-fire presentation to TED, he explains how Greenpeace was forced to name one of the humpback whales they were tracking Mr Splashy Pants.  

Tim Burrowes

Comments


  1. sven
    17 Dec 09
    1:19 pm

  2. tks Tim – explained memes better than anything i’ve ever seen/read

  3. heather ann snodgrass
    17 Dec 09
    1:49 pm

  4. alexis is so dreamy.

  5. Hank
    17 Dec 09
    11:58 pm

  6. lose control – westpac and toyota have done this brilliantly