Meme culture, though cynical, creates unlikely interactions among people

January 22, 2017 — by Julia Miller

As users scroll through their Facebook timelines, they  will no longer solely see pictures of their family’s status updates or school-related announcements; instead, pictures of dogs or extreme close up shots of people’s faces captioned with relatable jokes dubbed as memes will flood their feeds.

 

As users scroll through their Facebook timelines, they  will no longer solely see pictures of their family’s status updates or school-related announcements; instead, pictures of dogs or extreme close up shots of people’s faces captioned with relatable jokes dubbed as memes will flood their feeds.

“Meme culture” — the normalization of laugh-out-loud, though often cynical pictures and captions in social media — has been dramatically popularized by our generation of social media users. Some friendships have even built their foundations upon twistedly identifiable jokes about wanting to die over a math test or having no friends.

Even though memes are often pessimistic, they are an opportunity to have a good laugh either by yourself or with your friends.

Trending memes can connect social media users schoolwide, and can  get people, who would not usually interact, to bond over a humorous image. At their best, Memes unite people together under one comedic outlet.

 
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