- August 16th, 1970 is the birth of the Internet
- September 19th, 1982 we see the first emoticon 🙂 introduced by Scott E. Fahlman
- April 1996 is the advent of the first webcam girl with Jennycam
- June 13th, 2006 lolspeak comes into mainstream through I Can Has Cheeseburger?
The reason I mention the preceding internet memes is because I feel like I have found an excellent resource within a resource which these are just a glimpse of.
The first resource is www.dipity.com. It is a website that is made for creating timelines and its easy. Its social, which means that you can follow other people, recommend them, and comment on their timelines.
Within that resource is a timeline created by tatercakes that goes much more in depth about internet memes than what I have done. As a technology teacher, I think it is really neat and useful timeline. It has been viewed 4309304 times and can be found here.
Go beyond just viewing tatercakes timeline. Search for others that might interest you. Be a part of the web and create your own timeline for others to share, recommend and comment on. Possibly your timeline might become the next internet meme that tatercakes will be adding to his timeline in the future. 🙂