Internet phenomena

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An Internet phenomenon is a phenomenon - a person, entity, or idea - that achieves popularity primarily through the dissemination of information on the Internet. The most well-known forms of Internet phenomena are the Internet meme, the Internet celebrity, and successful websites. For example, in 2006, InformationWeek described how Pierre Omidyar's creation of the website eBay, after finding a person who collected broken laser pointers, led to it becoming an "Internet phenomenon".[1]


  1. ^ InformationWeek (2006), Issues 1096-1107, p. 203.

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