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Meme 👏 Review👏: The History of Meme👏

What is a meme? A meme by the definition of the internet is an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. These elements are usually observed through pictures and video shared throughout forums and Pictochats around the world. There are good memes and there are bad memes but the more popular ones are the latter. Memes are made for the pleasure of the creator of the meme and the follows of memes. Memes have multiple different varieties in complexity compared to simplicity, funny compared to being unfunny, and seriousness compared to the level of stupidity. Memes are more of a culture than anything else. People actively consuming a product which started in the wild west of the internet, 4chan. 4chan is considered the wild west of the internet because the forums are open to everyone and nothing is off limit. When a large group of people have unlimited power magical things happen. 4chan is also known as the birthplace for the grandfather of the meme, Pepe the frog. Memes work is a weird way but still, work under their own laws. Pepe the frog memes are just of an anthropomorphic frog looking distressed most of the time and sometimes saying ludicrous onomatopoeias like REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. REEEEEEEEEEE is used when a person is very angry or upset to the point of being triggered, usually the over exaggeration of rage. Pepe was considered a meme by the fact of its widespread use on 4chan made Pepe universal known. Most images in widespread use and people making variations of the photos are what meme culture is all about. Memes are the most serious joke the world knows.

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Anthony Grafton