Love ’em or hate ’em, memes (rhymes with ‘seems’) are an integral part of our daily internet browsing. With sarcastic text plastered across an iconic image, memes provide a near-instant satisfactory scratch to the everyday mundane itch. What makes memes wildly successful? I believe it’s because they are A) relatable, B) humorous, C) often crude, and D) obnoxious–but that’s what makes them so interesting in the first place. Any way you look at it, memes have vast become a widespread form of internet speak across communities, forums, blogs, and emails. Understanding their rich culture, and origin, has become something of an art form.
If you’d like to brush up on the origin of a meme, or simply looking to obtain more knowledge about the subject, head on over to Know Your Meme–a comprehensive website that is constantly being updated with not only the classics, but the latest and greatest.
Looking to create your own meme, but not sure exactly where to start? Of course there are various websites devoted to meme-generation, some more favorable than others. If you have a twitter handle, or Facebook permissions, a great place to make memes is Quick Meme. Another site that allows you to quickly make a meme is imgur, which doesn’t require any log in credentials. Either site proves the necessary tools to…
- Select an image that’s already established as a meme
- (or) upload a new image of your choosing
- Place text in the desirable locations–most often a top line and a bottom
- Share functionality to plaster that newly created meme of yours across the internet
Personally, I’m in the ‘like’ camp when it comes to memes. Oh, and speaking of the aforementioned ‘relatable,’ this particular meme (First World Problems, pictured directly above) is one of my personal favorites. Basically, if you’ve never heard of this this meme it investigates the various ‘struggles’ people go through in a first world Country–struggles that would ordinarily be considered plush in practically any other situation.
What, if any, are your favorite memes?