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The rise and fall of Urlesque, the site that wanted to take memes mainstream

For three and a half years, from 2008 to 2011, Urlesque was the definitive site covering the internet as its own culture. Then AOL shut it down and erased it from the web.


Rae Votta

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 5, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 4:12 pm CDT

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*First Published: Jun 5, 2016, 10:00 am CDT