What is Rick-rolling? Have you been rick-rolled? The latest strange Internet phenomena.

Have you been rick-rolled? Just what the hell is rick-rolling anyway?

It’s a fascinating thing- which of the millions of internet small time fads will become a huge internet phenomena.  One of the latest crazes is Rick-rolling.  Rick rolling is when someone clicks on a link an interesting link and is surprised to have been directed to a video of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”, a big song in 1987.

Estimates are that 15 million people or more have been rick-rolled, and the number of views of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” video is in the millions and growing fast.  It’s the most watched youtube video of the month.

According to Reuters:

It appears Youtube decided to get in on the joke, featuring a similar link on its main page on Tuesday, which just happened to be April Fools’ Day.

Here is the youtube video of Rick Astley:

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And here is a link to a fascinating article on rick-rolling about the history of where rick-rolling started and the first to be rick-rolled.

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