How did memes go mainstream?
A great homemade documentary about the evolution and widespread of memes across the internet and worldwide culture.
Confession bear, which basically allows you to confess cringey shit you did in real life online anonymously. Image macros take many forms, not just the advice animal format. They often will take characters from movies and popular culture and allow superimposed text to make a joke, which is enhanced by the dramatic face or action the person in the photo is performing. What is it about image macros that made them so wildly popular? Many factors.
1. Ease of creation. There were and still are tons of websites that provide macro meme generators which will do all the work for you.
2. Facebook – Facebook was the most popular social media during the memebrian area. Facebook allowed “normies” to have access to memes for the first time. The fest increase of meme-sharing is what ultimately defines the memebrian area. Memes crawled out from the shadowy message boards and nerd circles and now even your mom is sharing them.
Some will argue that this accessibility to the mainstream crowd, but I disagree. As the rate of meme creation and sharing increased, the speed in which memes became stale and died to competition increased. Memes were now a part of the mainstream.
The word meme was permanently instilled into the lexicon of internet users worldwide. As the memebrian area came to a close the era of dank memes came upon us.
The Dank – Memebrian area. 2015-Now
The area in which we live now is undoubtedly the pinnacle of memes. What marks this area is the full synchronization of memes on social media, particularly Instagram and Facebook. Memes in this area are obscure, cryptic and just dank.
Something to note is the appearance of Supermemes… Essentially a single meme which will dominate Facebook groups and Twitter feeds for weeks, vemn montsh at a time. Harambe, Spongegar, Mr Krabs, Arthur, dat boi, etc. These means would circulate in it s pure format for a while and then experience a remixing period where the meme will be tweaked in s small way to add spice to it until it eventually becomes old and overused. Dat Boi is a unique product of meme evolution and it’s truly a sign of the times. It has no evolutionary predecessors.
Have memes become so influential that they can effect real life? – Memes have become so powerful, internet users have essentially “memed” a man to the presidency of the United States of America. Have we gone too far? Some would say yes, memes are cancer. But I disagree. Memes are essentially the culture of the internet.
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Memes serve as a universal language for all of these communities coming together.Thru memes we celebrate the best aspects of our culture and parody the undesirable aspects.
Memes are like inside jokes you have with your friends, but at a larger scale. Nobody knows how long the dank meme era will last. All things always come to an end. However our legacy has been written.
This era of memes, our era of memes will forever echo thru the vastness of the internet as one of the greatest