By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm.
As of 2013, it’s official: The wacky, amateurish, off-kilter sensibilities that characterized much of the early web have been reverse engineered, and now constitute part of mainstream culture.
Examples of this are everywhere, and they started appearing before 2013. But this is the year that Psy made millions on YouTube with “Gangnam Style,” and Miley Cyrus made everybody lose their mind with an intentional twerk scandal. More importantly, 2013 gave us arguably the most engineered-to-be-viral song ever created.