👓 Funny memes often come from dark places ‚ÄĒ remember that before you make your own | The Verge

Read Funny memes often come from dark places ‚ÄĒ remember that before you make your own (The Verge)
Memes, just like every other joke format, don’t exist in a vacuum, which is why being aware of their origins is crucial

I rarely post meme photos, though I’ve done a couple for EDU522 class I’m participating in this month. This article highlights a few of the reasons why I’ve always been hesitant to dip into this method of communication.

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2 responses on “👓 Funny memes often come from dark places ‚ÄĒ remember that before you make your own | The Verge”

  1. I’m glad you posted this article. It really becomes a great launching point into Mod 2, Open vs Privacy. There is nothing stopping me from going out today, and taking a picture of someone, or something, and creating an original meme. It could be mean spirited, and it could go viral. Someone could do that to me.

    I don’t agree with the author’s sentiment that the “People of Walmart” is essentially not at the same level. The “People of Walmart” are still actual people, and unbeknownst to them, became some of the first victims to memes, before memes ever existed.

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