2008 - The Birth of 9GAG
9GAG is founded by a group of Hong Kong University students as an experimental side project. The website initially serves as a platform to share and curate funny images, GIFs, and memes sourced from across the internet.
2010: Expansion and Popularity
9GAG gains traction and popularity, attracting millions of users worldwide. The platform evolves into a community-driven site, allowing users to upload and share their own humorous content.
2011: Memes and Viral Phenomena
Memes become a defining aspect of 9GAG's content, with popular memes like "Rage Comics," "Advice Animals," and "Forever Alone" gaining widespread recognition. Memes and viral phenomena originating on 9GAG spread rapidly across other social media platforms.
2012: International Reach and Localization
9GAG expands its reach beyond English-speaking users, launching localized versions of the platform in various languages. The availability of localized content contributes to the platform's global popularity and user engagement.
2012: Mobile App and Multimedia Expansion
9GAG releases its mobile app, allowing users to access and share funny content on the go. The app introduces features like comment threads, upvoting, and trending sections, enhancing the user experience.
2013: Diversification and Community Engagement
9GAG expands its content offerings to include videos, GIFs, and short-form comedic skits. The platform fosters a strong sense of community through user comments, upvoting, and engagement with content creators.
2014: Partnerships and Collaborations
9GAG forms partnerships with various brands, media outlets, and influencers, resulting in collaborations and sponsored content. These collaborations help 9GAG reach wider audiences and solidify its position as a leading platform for internet comedy.
In January 2015, 9GAG launched its first game called “9GAG Redhead Redemption” .
Today, 9GAG continues to thrive as a platform for sharing humorous content and building community. With millions of users worldwide, the platform has become a cultural phenomenon and a source of entertainment for people of all ages. 9GAG has played a significant role in shaping the landscape of internet comedy and meme culture. Since its inception in 2008, the platform has grown from a simple website for sharing funny content to a global community-driven platform with millions of users. With the introduction of the mobile app, expansion into multimedia content, and partnerships with brands and influencers, 9GAG has solidified its position as a leading hub for internet humor. As the platform continues to evolve, it remains a central source of laughter, connection, and cultural impact in the online world.