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Rickrolling and the league of web fame

Rickrolling makes it onto BBC News:

An estimated 13 million internet users have been tricked into watching the video for Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up in the last couple of weeks.

In one of those moments of mass online hysteria that record companies wish they could replicate at will, thousands of internet users have been sending out links to scurrilous videos and websites, which actually take you directly to a video of Astley's pop masterpiece.

"I think it's just one of those odd things where something gets picked up and people run with it," Astley told the Los Angeles Times last week.

"That's what's brilliant about the internet."

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Spinner3520d ago (Edited 3520d ago )

Rolling noobs was fun back in the day, but now that everyone and their mothers does it, not so much.

Fishy Fingers3520d ago

LOL! I saw the caption on the homepage and thought of you :)

Sweet....

ChrisGTR13520d ago

somebody should seriously make a news post called...

"PS3, 360 "suck" says reggie"
then when they click the link its a rick roll lol.

EZCheez3520d ago

Called Rickroll. It's coming. You better believe it.

You'll get to watch that video while all of your precious files are erased.

mirroredderorrim3520d ago

I have been Rick Rolled at least 60 times since last year. I need to stay away from forums more. Ebaums is a prime example.

shadowfish3520d ago

Ebaums World should be burned to the ground, as it's only his lawyers that keep him alive. Stupid loopholes.

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