Thursday, June 6, 2013

What Exactly Are Memes?

In our social media era, memes have taken over the internet. I am faced with at least three new memes a day whenever I visit my social media accounts. People are captivated by these comedic icons and its going viral.

A meme is a component of a culture or behavior that's transmitted throughout society. Richard Dawkins firstly introduced it in 1976 and this trend has officially been around since 2001 and its growing with the internet.

Some examples of famous memes are the Lolcats, Success Kid, Numa Numa Dance (the chubby lip singer) and Drake (Rap Artiste) memes. Some internet memes are usually based off of public drama or current events.

PR daily, a popular PR blog, created an infographic showcasing the history of the memes, its ingredients and the top six types of memes. Click here to check it out.

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