So what is this site all about?!

Well the original idea was to make a place we could stick random pictures that made us laugh so we could find them again later. As the site got bigger and we got lazier we needed to make them searchable somehow, so we went from a simple image dump to more of the funny image search engine you see today.

Funny image search engine sounds a bit daft!?

We should probably have a better name for it, but when an image is added to the site we label it with 5 (hopefully descriptive) tags which are then searchable by our engine. We also try and optimise each image so that proper image search engines such as Google Images can easily index it. Hopefully this makes things easier for people looking for the funnies without actually needing to come here and make the internet a slightly better place.

Clean image policy

We don't watermark any of the images that you see on the site (including ones we make ourself), because lets be honest it is lame and just pollutes the internet, long term it helps no one.


We do have original content here that was created by us but a large part of the stuff we have on here comes from all over the internet, which we know can cause some obvious problems. Our aim is to try and only add images that don’t really belong to any specific site and would probably be lost or wouldn’t be findable after a few weeks and where possible credit the creator in a way that will benefit them, for example linking directly to the page it came from for some sticker goodness or posting their Twitter account/blog etc to get them some love.

We try to avoid any content that already has a site to find and display it such as web comics from the likes of Xkcd and Penny Arcade. All of the content we have on the site is work safe (unless your work doesn’t like you looking at cat pictures). The main reason for this is we have proper jobs and want/physically need to look at the site sometimes without getting the boot! Also feel free to post any pictures labelled as created by us anywhere you want to!

There is an image I don’t want on your site

As everyone knows, even with the rules we have in place some people won’t want their image for whatever reason and that is fair enough we have no problem at all with that or removing image, just drop us a tweet @iruntheinternet or email us takeitdown at and we will start the process of getting it removed with you.

There is an image I made on your site and I would like some love

As above drop us a message on twitter: @iruntheinternet or facebook and we will get on the case with giving you some love.

Types of pictures that make the site

The pictures that end up here have some specific requirements they need to be funny/interesting or at least semi adorable to us in some way. We have pretty specific tastes so not everyone might agree that the images should be there (and we are British), but hopefully people with similar tastes will find we may have exactly what they like.


What would the internet be without memes eh? They definately do end up here, but we try not to overdo it because we know how quickly they can get absolutely ran into the ground and won’t be funny or relevant to anyone after a few weeks. The general rule is we try and only post pictures that will always be worthwhile to look at. There are special hysterical cases but we try and avoid things like motivational posters/lolcats/fail images/iPhone texts/Facebook captures unless they are really worth while having on the site.

I have an image I want you to put on the site

Coolbeans! tweet it at us @iruntheinternet.

Nicer image quality

We try and only add high quality images on the site so occasionally our OCD causes us to tidy up images, source higher resolution images, or remove watermarks that have nothing to do with the people who actually created the image (We are looking at you 9gag)

Essential Privacy Stuff

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at privacy at

At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by us and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
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