This article was published on July 27, 2016

This 30 second video is the perfect introduction to the internet


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Imagine your great-grandfather came back to life.

How would you explain the internet to him?

If it were me, I’d skip the technical talk and focus on the memes. That covers 90 percent of what’s out there anyway.

Forget the Pioneer plaque. Thanks to YouTube user montymintypie, we now have the perfect thing to show aliens what Earth does in its free time, which will subsequently make them turn their spaceship right around.

It’s the perfect culmination of everything that is the internet – a beautiful mess of 480p videos, endlessly buffering GIFs and funny cats.

Watch it, and be grateful for what we have created.