Rick-Rolling: An Action Primer for the Uninitiated It may be widest reaching Internet prank out there, and it's harmless and hilarious. But it's not the only one, says Harvard student Tim Hwong. Before there was Rick-rolling, there was duck-rolling.
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Rick-Rolling: An Action Primer for the Uninitiated

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Rick-Rolling: An Action Primer for the Uninitiated

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It's the widest reaching Internet prank out there, and it's harmless and hilarious. But it's not the only one, says Harvard student and Internet mischief expert Tim Hwong. Before there was Rick-rolling, there was duck-rolling and a host of other pranks.

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