For those of you who do not know what memes/internet memes are, here is the wikipedia page.
Over the course of the development of the internet and social media, a number of varied memes have been born and have spread like wildfire. Viral content forms the backbone of almost all of our social media sharing today. Right from your ‘Bob Biswas photos’ to the ‘subtitled movie scenes’ and the ‘crude seemingly-handrawn stick figures’, they are being shared by the millions every single minute across the globe.
If you’re even decently active on Facebook, you will have come across 9gag.com, a creator of internet memes. For the digital-maniacs,knowyourmeme.com, the Internet Meme Database, is a must-visit. It is flooded with internet memes in the form of images, videos, blog posts and even recorded episodes.
An example: Sometime a few months ago, ‘Why this Kolaveri Di?’, the smash hit song, had almost developed into an internet meme; when people started posting photos of Coke cans with slogans like ‘Why this Cola-very di?’ or even posting status updates about anger using this very expression.
This blog post is however, about the latest meme: the ‘Dive Bar Girl’. Madalyn Starkey, a bar girl was so excited when she got the opportunity to get a photograph clicked with the President of the United States Mr. Barack Obama.
Once she got home, she did the one thing most of us would do, she posted it online.
What followed was something she would not have dreamed of. Her pose was copied and edited into unrelated photos across social networks, photos such as:
Now who wouldn’t want one’s face to be posted and re-posted and re-posted all over Facebook, twitter and tumblr?
That is one super-duper meme :)
Submitted by: Atin Batra