I Can Haz Cheezburger


What does I Can Haz Cheezburger mean?

I can haz cheezburger, also known as I can has cheesburger refers to a website, within the domains of Seattle based company, Cheezburger.

“I can haz cheezburger” is a blog format website, filled with videos and GIFs, usually involving animals.


What's the origin of I Can Haz Cheezburger?

The website I Can Has Cheezburger was launched by Eric Nakagawa and his girlfriend Kari Unebasami on January 11th, 2007, when Nakagawa posted an image macro of a cat, with the captions “I can haz cheezburger”.

Animal image macros, GIFs and videos were the most featured content on the website, bringing meme culture into the mainstream, inspiring trends like Bread Cat or Crying Cat.

In September 2007, the website has been acquired by a group of investors.

Spread & Usage

How did I Can Haz Cheezburger spread?

The original website’s success led to the growth of the company and eventually led to the creation of a massive network of meme-related websites, all linked.

These websites include I Can Has Cheesburger, FAIL Blog as well as Know Your Meme, which was bought by the Cheezburger company on March 28th, 2011.

Throughout the 2010’s, however, the domains within the company’s network have been seeing a steady decline in their traffic, as memes spread on other websites.

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