What Do You MEME?

Lessons for old people… As of today, our world runs on memes. It happens without us even knowing or participating in it. It is how the mass public passes along short bits of information or ideas. They go viral in seconds, and some stick around for years like a nasty virus you just can’t get rid of. Many people, such as myself, would like to believe these memes serve no purpose, and are only small jokes to entertain certain cultures, but the truth is, memes are used to spread news. For example, the death of Harambe, a gorilla that attacked a child who crawled into its cage at a zoo. The memes of this event became some of the most popular of 2016. Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 8.27.30 PM.png(read more here)

This is only one of so many examples of how memes shape our understanding and sharing of news and culture today. It is important that we pay attention to and participate in the meme warfare that is happening around us.



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