Meme-spreader Cheezburger gets $5-M funding
MANILA, Philippines - It's been quite an interesting week for memes. In addition to Rappler's roundup and polling of social media goodness for 2012, it seems the meme repositories handled by Cheezburger are also getting an influx of cheer.
Techcrunch reports that Internet publisher Cheezburger raised US$5 million in funding. The news was first discovered through a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, then later confirmed by a company spokesperson, who mentioned that the funding will be used to further build the company up.
As a company, Cheezburger is responsible for making memes more commonplace with numerous sites dedicated to allowing others to post and spread memes of their creation, from pictures of kittens saying funnny things to amusing situations that would make even troll-faced caricatures squirm. Cheezburger is also responsible for researching and cataloguing the history and virality of a successful meme through the Know Your Meme website. - Rappler.com