Why 9GAG is a Terrible Website
by, 31st May 2012 at 09:12 AM (6047 Views)
Had this blog idea a while back, but I never actually got around to writing it.
So, a lot of you have probably at some point heard of or even visited the website 9gag.com. Most of you have probably seen the hate and anger toward it. And a lot of you probably don't get why it's so hated.
There are a couple reasons.
The thing is, 9GAG doesn't understand how to use memes. Some of you have heard the frosting comparison, that memes are like frosting. Good to accent the taste, but not so good that you would make an entire cake out of it. 9GAG does that, they make an entire cake out of frosting. All memes, no other funny. This complaint also applies to Reddit to an extent.
My other point is that 9GAG claims intellectual property to memes. They don't acknowledge that others created the material they so gratuitously overuse. I've seen Derpina fanart (which is already bad enough) marked "Copyright 9GAG." They watermark everything that shows up on the site to make it look like theirs. They even call the Frogman "Sad Bear Guy" and use his picture as a rage face (that they claim to have invented). This is the main reason for all the hate directed toward the site.
Anyway, yeah. If you use 9GAG I would suggest finding another funny picture site.
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