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The inventor of the Rickroll makes himself known

Over 54 million views. These are the video statistics of the very first “Rickroll” video done in 2007 by YouTube user “Cotter548.” He recently did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit and the story, like most videos that went viral on the Internet were really just lucky accidents compounded with the right timing. In his case, it was a combination of the GTA IV release together with Family Guy picking up the steam. Have a read.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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