- For the memetics concept, see meme pool.
Memepool is a multiple-author weblog, active from 1998, that lists links to interesting, obscure, weird, or funny items on the web along with a bit of commentary. Items often include multiple links with contents that conflict or comment on each other, similar to the sarcastic stylings of Suck.com.
Memepool was founded in 1998 by Joshua Schachter and a number of the early contributors, making it one of the earliest weblogs. It was also one of the most popular early weblogs, with a reputation for strange and surprising links. It was maintained by Schachter and Jeff Smith. Schachter's links collected for Memepool were the predecessor of a project that later became del.icio.us.
Unlike many weblogs, Memepool has no significant element of self-revelation by its authors. Memepool does not have a commenting system, but many of its links came from emailed submissions from readers.
On March 26, 2012, Memepool had its first posting since April 21, 2008, marking the longest hiatus in the blog's history.
Memepool has an Internet Relay Chat channel, irc.perl.org/#memepool.
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