Who would of known that taking a cropped image of a popular event and adding a caption had a definition. I was a little curious about who actually created this term. The word meme originated from Richard Dawkins, it is defined as a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation and replication. They are images that are spreading like wild fire on the Internet.
Meme’s spread around the world to engage different perspectives. Images have been re-created with an accompanying caption that can be humorous, opinioniated, or quotes the way people feel. For instance, I’m taking 5 classes this semester, along with balancing two jobs. The meme that I decided to create is a response to how I will feel after graduating from the Converged Communicates program. This semester has been filled with so many hectic events. The expression that the cat is making signifies the exact same way that I will feel walking across the stage May 7th. Also, images that are chosen stimulates the developer to evoke a key message for its receivers. In return their memes impact an audience, that shares a moral connection, and it spreads virally all over the internet.
Meme’s have created a shorter way for people to express the way that they feel. Whether they are living a rigorous life or clearly have nothing to do at the moment. People are sharing meme’s on social media sites, by using enticing captions of popular series of events. Anyone can admit there are a lot of meme’s that will make them hit the share button instantly.