Monday, March 31, 2008

Insightful Article On Rickroll Phenomenon

But if programmers value concentration, why do they rickroll each other as much as, or more than, high school students? The anthroposocial payoff of in-jokes and pranking is obviously less among a group of professionals than it is within a network of teenagers. The answer is easy to understand. Our group studied 437 instances of rickrolling and found a consistent pattern.

Full article here