But in 2013, dogs made a valiant effort for the title of "Internet Animal of Record," thanks to the doge meme, which pairs the "much majesty" thoughts of Shiba Inus over pictures of the often puzzled-looking pooches.
Yep, it's a weird meme. But 2013 was a weird year. Take a look back at what reigned online.
We Learned What Shiba Inus Are Really ThinkingAnd thanks to the doge meme, we learned that they think "very wow" thoughts in comic sans.
wow skool tomoro pic.twitter.com/IJxm4B0ozN— Doge (@AverageDoge) December 17, 2013
So morning Such sun Very bright Time 2 wake pic.twitter.com/QExstM7Q3M— Doge (@AverageDoge) December 19, 2013
Lea Michele's Tweet Thanking Her Fans Was the Most Retweeted TweetAfter boyfriend Cory Monteith died of an overdose, the Glee actress Tweeted the following – and it was the most retweeted Tweet of 2013. (The runner-up was also influenced by a tragedy – the Tweet announcing Paul Walker's death on his official Twitter was retweeted nearly as many times as Michele's.)
Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/XVlZnh9vOc— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 29, 2013
Justin Bieber's Photo of "Me and Uncle Will" Was the Most-Liked Photo on InstagramBiebs had a tough year, but he'll always have Instagram.
Tyler Oakley Proved You Can Be Internet Famous by Being NiceHe's a Tumblr and YouTube superstar. He's clever. He's adorable. He's funny. Everyone loves him. And – shocker! – he doesn't cut people down. On the internet, that's rare.
Also, his interview with One Direction is the cutest damn thing ever.
The Funniest People on Twitter Weren't Actual PeopleDiGiorno Pizza, carrots and more kept us LOLing and RTing.
if You are plan on giving a family or lover a carrot for chrintmas, don't wrap it yet or else it be rotted and damp brown on Dec 25 trust me— Carrot Facts (@RealCarrotFacts) December 7, 2013
Would you let a kitten join your space shuttle crew? Why or why not?— Skittles (@Skittles) December 8, 2013
And of course, DiGiorno won the Sound of Music live-Tweeting.
If your favorite team won tonight: Pizza is here for you. If your favorite team lost tonight: Pizza is here for you.— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) December 8, 2013
HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? GIVE HER PIZZA FOR GOODNESS SAKES #TheSoundOfMusicLive— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) December 6, 2013
We should note that Taco Bell seems to be in a pseudo-online relationship with Teigen.
Happy Birthday, @chrissyteigen. Love you long time.— Taco Bell (@TacoBell) November 30, 2013
And they may be actively trying to get her drunk. Not sure.
@chrissyteigen Obviously.— Taco Bell (@TacoBell) November 15, 2013