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Never gonna give you up

Posted: Monday, 21 July 2014 @ 08:15

Ever been a victim of Rickrolling?  It is basically when you send someone a message with a bait link - to try and get them to click on it.  However the link is through to singer Rick Astley's music video from his 1987 song "never gonna give you up".

Up to know the original video has racked up over 71 million views - but the original has now been blocked by YouTube without explanation in several countries across the world including USA. We have found popular version which hasn't yet been blocked - so if you haven't seen it, take a flash back 27 years to see what number 1 chart music was like.

Some example of Rickrolling:

  • In April 2008, London's Liverpool Street Station had a Rickroll flashmob with about 400 people in attendance singing the song.
  • In 2009, Microsoft changed DNS of people using free wifi for bittorrenting so that all queries redirected to a local webserver with Rickroll scripts.
  • In July 2011, officials managing the White House Twitter feed has complaints that it was dull. They responded "Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here's something more fun," followed by a link to Never Gonna Give You Up"
  • The Church of Scientology has also been a victim of Rickrolling.

Update: Just read this: Google Chromecast rickrolls your living room.

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