RickRolling began as an internet prank where one person is provided a link to something allegedly awesome. However, when they click the link they are directed to Rick Astley's video: "Never Gonna Give You Up"... something decidedly not awesome.
Created by RickRolling on Jun 2, 2010
Last updated: 07/13/11 at 01:05 PM
This amazing infographic found its way to us from Allen Leng over at Online Schools. Thank you!
University of Oregon's all male acappella group On The Rocks Rick Roll's the A train in NYC (Chambers St headed uptown to 14th). http://www.uoontherocks.com This song was featured on On The Rocks' album "The Green Room," which can be found here: http://bit.ly/9aEfVs For more videos of On The Rocks go to http://www.youtube.com/user/yankeessu...
It's hard to condone the act of RickRolling, but desperate times call for desperate measures. In a recent blog post by Wi-Fi convention provider Codify, excessive BitTorrent traffic at last year's Tech.Ed conference in Australia forced them to take drastic action against anyone trying to file share. The cruel, yet effective weapon of choice was Rick Astley, and his now infamous song "Never Gonna Give You Up" .
According to Codify the problem with BitTorrent users on a public Wi-Fi network isn't bandwidth, but excessive port usage. “At this point you have to remember that we have a heap of bandwidth available. Some clients chomping through a lot of bandwidth isn’t a problem and running BitTorrent isn’t a problem per se,” said Codify’s David Connor. Several options were considered to restrict traffic, but in the end it was determined nothing short of Rick Astley could save the day. “….we implemented certain, ahem, ‘interim countermeasures’,” wrote Connor. “We quickly built a list of all of the top torrent trackers around and got the nod from Jorke [Odolphi, Web Platform Architect Evangelist for Microsoft Australia] to add them all to the local DNS resolver and point them at a local web server containing some RickRoll scripts.”
Typically, when an awful song from the 1980s containing ridiculous dance moves gets taken down from YouTube, it wouldn't matter. But Rick Astley's now-famous tune was the subject of an Internet "meme" (a viral sharing of Web content from one person to another) last year, called "Rickrolling."
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Reports this weekend warned of a number of iPhones in Australia reportedly infected by a worm that only replaces the device's background wallpaper with an image of 80s pop icon Rick Astley.
Original video is viewed over 30 million times.
In 2008, Rick Astley won the MTV EMA awards for "Best Act Ever" with the song "Never Gonna Give You Up", as a result of collective voting from thousands of people on the internet, due to the popular phenomenon of "rick rolling".
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n the "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video, directed by Simon West, a smiling Astley sings and dances to the song in various outfits and venues in West London, sometimes accompanied by backup dancers. A bartender played by Clive Clarke gradually shifts from casually noticing Astley's singing to being fully engrossed in the song with energetic acrobatic moves. The athletic exertion of many of the other dancers also becomes more intense over the course of Astley's performance.