To post a misleading link with a subject that promises to be exciting or interesting, e.g. World of Starcraft in-game footage! or Paris Hilton blows Busta Rhymes dick but actually turns out to be the video for Rick Astleys debut single, Never Gonna Give You Up. A variant on the [duckroll]. Allegedly hilarious.
When youre looking for something interesting on youtube, and someone sends you a link, its usually the video to Rick Astleys Never Gonna Give You Up
To disguise a link to a video of Rick Astley singing Never Gonna Give You Up. Popularized from excessive use on 4chan and certain Internet gaming forums.
Tricking someone on the internet into watching Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up via links through the internet. Usually masked as a youtube link, noting something completely unrelated to the video.
Never gonna give you up,
never gonna let you down,
never gonna run around and
Never gonna make you cry,
never gonna sa-ay goodbye,
never gonna tell a lie
and hurt you.
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