This week we’re considering the meme over on the MA New Literacies board. Memes are often so much part if Internet culture that you don’t even notice them. Do you forward that daft email or that scary Funwall post automatically? Do you risk the 5/10/20 years of bad luck forecasted if you neglect to send the meme onto the requisite amount of unsuspecting friends? Many blogs consist of replicated items that the blogger has found amusing on their daily stagger around the Internet (see the Geek Hierarchy!).
My current favourite has be to the Hitler series (sorry), particularly 'Hitler is a Meme':
I also love the meme parodies and mashups provided on a regular basis:
(Warning: contains language not really suitable for children!)
Was followed by:
And many more!
In fact, all of this meme-ing reminded me of South Park, who, when it comes to social commentary, often do it for me:
Whew! Think I need to come back to this one tomorrow.
If you want to track the popularity of your favourite meme, Google Trends provides an insight!