While programming Magma, and keeping up with the Rocketboom back-end, our three person dev team, Jamie, Greg & Todd whipped up the Know Your Meme websIte from scratch. When I say whipped up from scratch, I mean to say we are not using a pre-existing CMS, we built our own to suit the project. Philosophically, it was hard to determine how to strike a balance between allowing anyone and everyone to create and then determine the validity of each entry. WIth just the right balance, it’s turned into a really fun and growing community of people who care passionately about internet culture. Nothing like mixing the rigor of academia with the lulz.