Exhaustive Survey of Rickrolling in Academic Literature
Rickrolling is an Internet cultural phenomenon born in the mid 2000s.
Originally confined to Internet fora, it has spread to other channels and
media. In this paper, we hypothesize that rickrolling has reached the formal
academic world. We design and conduct a systematic experiment to survey
rickrolling in the academic literature. As of March 2022, there are
\nbrealrickcoll academic documents intentionally rickrolling the reader.
Rickrolling happens in footnotes, code listings, references. We believe that
rickrolling in academia proves inspiration and facetiousness, which is healthy
for good science. This original research suggests areas of improvement for
academic search engines and calls for more investigations about academic pranks