Have you been rick-rolled? Just what the hell is rick-rolling anyway?
Itâ€™s a fascinating thing- which of the millions of internet small time fads will become a huge internet phenomena.Â One of the latest crazes is Rick-rolling.Â Rick rolling is when someone clicks on a link an interesting link and is surprised to have been directed to a video of Rick Astleyâ€™s â€œNever Gonna Give You Upâ€, a big song in 1987.
Estimates are that 15 million people or more have been rick-rolled, and the number of views of Rick Astleyâ€™s â€œNever Gonna Give You Upâ€ video is in the millions and growing fast.Â Itâ€™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 Foolsâ€™ Day.
Here is the youtube video of Rick Astley:
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And here is a link to a fascinating article on rick-rollingÂ about the history of where rick-rolling started and the first to be rick-rolled.
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