Pet Peeve: When People Make Their Own “Memes”   Leave a comment

A meme is an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. A humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

A meme is a repeated idea. That’s why advice animals are memes. Because it’s the same basic concept done over and over with different exact circumstances.

JUST PUTTING TEXT AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF A PICTURE ISN’T A MEME!!!

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This is a meme. Specifically, the use of Fry’s face with the text “Not sure if…” is the meme. What people normally call a meme is actually the image macro style. Annoyingly, this mistake is taking over (and, I guess, becoming a meme in and of itself. Meta.)

Here’s a list of things that are not memes:

Random, shitty photos with random, shitty captions
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So remember, when you hear someone say “I made this cool meme”, you can be assured that they are almost certainly wrong.

I’m done.

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Posted June 19, 2016 by StupidSystemus in Rant

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