A rage comic is a short comic utilizing a growing set of pre-made cartoon faces, or meme faces, which usually express rage or some other simple emotion or activity. These comics have spread much in the same way that internet memes do, and several memes have originated in this medium. They have been characterized by Ars Technica as an "accepted and standardized form of online communication."
Rage comics' popularity has been attributed to their use as vehicles for humorizing shared experiences. The range of expression and standardized, easily identifiable faces has allowed uses such as teaching English as a foreign language.
Although used on numerous websites such as cheezburger.com, ifunny.com, and 9GAG, the source of the rage comic has largely been attributed to Reddit in mid-2007. Typically these comics are found on this site on the subreddit (category page) FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU (abbreviated as F7U12).
See also 
- Connor, Tom (11 March 2012). "Fuuuuuuuu: The Internet anthropologist's field guide to "rage faces"". Ars Technica. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
- Hoevel, Ann (11 October 2011). "The Know Your Meme team gets all scientific on teh intarwebs". GeekOut (CNN). Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- Wolford, Josh (2 November 2011). "Teaching The English Language With Rage (Comics)". WebProNews. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
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