A cursor is an indicator used by mouse-driven interfaces to show the current position of the mouse pointer. A cursor is required to navigate around YTMND.com, as well as most other websites, and is used in most modern operating systems. A cursor is also required to get the full experience of the below fads.
close eyes, click , open eyes, guess
|close eyes, click , open eyes, guess|
| Original YTMND:|
|April 10, 2006|
The first 'cursor site' was Wired Magazine's Table of Malcontents blog. Several spinoff YTMNDs ensued, most notably the popular . Alternate versions quickly surfaced to accommodate users with or .by typogra - an interactive YTMND considered to be the "first YTMND game" according to
In late 2007, a subfad arose which removed the cursor from the equation. These sites consisted of several images taken from a fad and distributed across the screen in a manner similar to the original site; the music was remixed with soundbites from that fad. This version is associated with the Poland/KHANTMND camp.
During the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, typogra changed the title of his site to 'VOTE OBAMA'. The title remained even after Obama won, was inaugurated, and spent over a year in office. He still hasn't changed it back.
Interactive Cursor Paradise
| Original YTMND:
|June 8, 2006|
Afew months after the "close eyes" cursor YTMND came a series of "interactive cursor" YTMNDs which led to the creation of several cursor-based sites, starting with Cursor Paradise.