A meme is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied variations and spread rapidly by Internet users. And if they stay popular, they make their way to social networks where they spread even faster. Websites such as tumblr, reddit, 4chan and knowyourmeme are the greatest places for meme users, where new content appear daily, it gains followers, manages to get his own prophets, dies, gets burned, and somehow resurrect all in one night.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are the main means of transportation for internet memes, these are the places where they gain “mainstream” popularity. Memes are dominating social media because of their adaptability, or a user’s ability to make a parody or variation of the meme.
Memes are great! First of all, they are hilarious. Whether it’s just a Sponge Bob Meme, a Doge meme or something from a Thugs Life – it makes you smile or even crack up in tears, you have to admit they are good. Next, they’re relatable, and sometimes, they are everything you wish you could say but certainly cannot for any reason. I think everyone would like to be able to invent at least half of the jokes or phrases that some memes have, but, unfortunately, my humor can never compete with dat boi.