The fascination towards memes on all the social media platforms by the youth is increasing by heaps and bounds. You all have come across the enormous craze of memes while scrolling your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram walls.
So what are memes?
Historically, the “meme” word was initially introduced in 1976 by Richard Dawkins. “Meme” comes from the Greek word ‘mimema’ meaning “something imitated”.
According to Prof Mike Watson, in this 21st century,
“Memes are an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations”
It’s hard to believe that you missed noticing those but to be precise, it can a parody, or a funny image with a catchphrase added on it, to make it more relatable or funny.
Such basic pictures with such a huge impact? Let’s find out why!
The primary objective of a meme is to find the right image for the text and make it amusing as well as witty. You’ll be shocked to know that in last two years, memes have surpassed Jesus in context with online popularity.
Comic And Creative! How?
The reasons contributing to the popularity include that anyone can create memes easily. Another reason why memes spread like crazy across the globe is that it is exceptionally connective. It is difficult to capture reader’s attention these days and thus memes, in 4 seconds bangs on with their job. And who doesn’t like to laugh at silly things? From your favorite TV show to your favorite movie poster, memes got no mercy.
Memes are even used to spread social awareness, recently Nagpur police tweeted a famous Irfan Khan meme, on the importance of education for the girl child.
No one can disagree with the fact that image catches more attention than text, and sometimes they may be humorous or scandalous, and this makes them inevitable. Memes are easily shareable, and you can find people who belong to your interest domain.
So you, social animal, find it right or not, accept it or not, these say-less-but-say-it-all memes are hilarious and will be ruling your timelines for sure.
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