Memeburn is a website that focuses on digital news and events in the emerging markets sphere.[3] Founded by South African entrepreneur Matthew Buckland,[4] the Cape Town-based website focuses on current events in the world of social media, mobile and general technology,[5] and has featured interviews with the likes of WordPress creator and CEO Matt Mullenweg,[6] Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley,[7] Evernote CEO Phil Libin,[8] the co-creator of Google Now[9] and entrepreneur Richard Branson[10] as well Naspers CEO Koos Bekker,[11] Wired founder Chris Anderson[12] and Stumbleupon CEO Mark Bartels.[13] It is particularly interested in the BRICS, as well as digital innovation, viral online marketing campaigns and general tech trends.[14]

Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersCape Town, South Africa
OwnerCreative Spark[1]
Created byMatthew Buckland
EditorAndré-Pierre du Plessis
LaunchedApril 1, 2010
Current statusActive

Editorial expansionEdit

In 2011, Memeburn expanded to launch, a sister site[3] which is focused on gadget and game reviews and news. In 2012, was created to focus on entrepreneurship and startups.[3] The three sites were rebranded collectively in 2013 as Burn Media.[15]


In 2010, Memeburn was awarded the UCT Graduate School of Business' Best Blog award at the South African Blog Awards,[16] and later won a bronze award for Specialist Publisher Site at the Bookmark Awards.[17]


  1. ^ "Memeburn". Creative Spark Interactive. Archived from the original on 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  3. ^ a b c "About" Accessed 8 July 2013
  4. ^ Matthew Buckland
  5. ^ "Memeburn Archived 2013-07-08 at" Accessed 8 July 2013
  6. ^ "The Future of WordPress: Q&A with Founder Matt Mullenweg" Accessed 8 July 2013
  7. ^ "The evolution of Foursquare: Memeburn talks to Dennis Crowley" Accessed 8 July 2013
  8. ^ "Priests on Evernote and dinner party productivity: chat with the app's CEO" Accessed 8 July 2013
  9. ^ "From a 20% project to Google's future: Q&A with Google Now's co-creator" Accessed 8 July 2013
  10. ^ "Richard Branson on open source, Twitter and entrepreneurship: the Memeburn interview" Accessed 8 July 2013
  11. ^ "Losing 80 million without blinking: Koos Bekker's Memeburn Q&A" Accessed 8 July 2013
  12. ^ "The blog is dead long live the blog: Chris Anderson on the future of media" Accessed 8 July 2013
  13. ^ "Personalisation and social discovery: Q&A with StumbleUpon's CEO" Accessed 8 July 2013
  14. ^ Digital Media and Marketing Association: "Memeburn" Accessed 8 July 2013
  15. ^ "New Burn Media division incorporating" Accessed 8 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Winners" South African Blog Awards. Accessed 8 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Winners Archived 2013-06-25 at the Wayback Machine". The Bookmarks Awards. Accessed 8 July 2013.