A limited and perhaps temporary state of notoriety enjoyed by people, groups, works or feats that are made public exclusively (or nearly so) via the internet. The audience is of limited size, though their devotion may be intense. The "internet" qualifier emphasizes the limited breadth of notoriety in this medium, and its easy-come, easy-go nature. Internet fame may be contrasted with fame conferred by traditional media, which have relatively much greater access barriers and which react to change much more slowly.
An "internet famous" person might be deeply admired, but the total number of admirers is invariably smaller than that of a conventionally famous television, music, or film celebrity. This notoriety might persist: it is not necessarily limited to a Warhol moment
of fifteen minutes
This expression has a neutral connotation; it is not pejorative.
''You say Gabe and Tycho were at the 'con and you met them! SQUEE! ZOMG! They are so incredibly famous!!''
''Yeah, they were really nice, but they're just internet famous: my neighbors and relatives have never heard of them.''