What is a Meme?
A meme (/ˈmiːm/; meem) is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena.
Nyan Cat, Leekspin, Keyboard Cat, Trololol, Chacarron
History of memes – 4CHAN
•began as a place to discuss Japanese comics and anime
•There were many different sections where you could talk about different subjects
•No registration required and posts are anonymous
•The site grew into central hub for memes
•one of the Internet’s most trafficked image boards
How Memes Can Affect Other Peoples Lives
Eduard Anatolyevich Khil “‘Symbol of Leningrad”
His music career had petered out in the 1990’s only to be resurrected by an internet meme that was born from his 1976 non-lexical vocable version of the song “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home”
On February 4th this year, The popular musician Deadmau5 had his Ferrari 458 Spider (which retails for a base price of $257,000) covered in a vinyl featuring an internet meme known at Nyan Cat.
Using Memes to Sell Your Products
This vinyl slip mat features an old video game meme. The poorly translated line was from the game was “All Your Base Are Belong To Us
“.. Moog cleverly used this in their favour to sell one of the products.
Going Viral to Get Business