VH1’s “Pop-Up Video” Pioneered the Internet’s Snarky, Meta Voice

Pop-Up Video premiered in 1996 over the objections of music purists who thought annotated music videos were the harbinger of the apocalypse. The annotations were written in a distinct style that could either lampoon or laud the video or just provide facts loosely tied to the video content.

‘The Internet Before The Internet’: How ‘Pop-Up Video’ Changed The Way We Devour Pop Culture

Uproxx.com, 10.28.16