Where Are You Meme?

March 15, 2024
David Sunnyside

When you think of a meme, your mind probably jumps to the funny images or videos that are captured on social media. For example, you may think of a smug-looking baby who clenches his fist full of sand or a grumpy cat who sipses tea. But there is more to a meme than just being smug or a grumpy cat. Memes are cultural, social, and political expressions that convey ideas in an entertaining way.

In a world where memes are constantly changing, predicting how they will evolve can be difficult. However, some have a long history. In fact, some linguists believe that humans have been using memes for centuries.

Memes are used by young people to express their thoughts, emotions and ideals. They can be about anything from a specific person to a topical issue. It is also a way for them to connect with other people. For example, they can use a meme to show that they are sick of something.

As a result, they can be highly influential and have the potential to be offensive. This is why more institutions are tightening their policies on derogatory internet content. Harvard College rescinded admission to at least ten incoming students after it found that they had posted offensive memes on Facebook group chats.

In addition to expressing our thoughts, memes can also be used to prank others or make them laugh. This is especially true when paired with music. A sassy meme song like Oh No or a heavenly meme song such as Jerusalem can help bring out our inner troll or cheerleader.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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