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Metaphwoar 2011: Advice Memes 101

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The slides from my 15 minute presentation for Metaphwoar! 2011, part of Internet Week Europe.

The slides from my 15 minute presentation for Metaphwoar! 2011, part of Internet Week Europe.

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  • 1. Advice Memes 101 -or- Internet culture is not as new or strange as it may seem
  • 2. What is an Advice Meme?
  • 3. Internet meme /ˈɪntərˌnɛt mim /noun.A piece of often-entertainingcultural currency that spreadsrapidly through social networksand media platforms.
  • 4. Image Macro /ˈɪmɪdʒˈmækroʊ/ noun A picture* captioned for humorous effect*Generally on the Internet, and usually in Impact outline font
  • 5. = LOLCAT
  • 6. • Single cropped image• Color wheel background• Impact font• Setup on top, punchline on bottom
  • 7. So what do Advice Memes and TVSitcom Charactershave in common?
  • 8. TROPES “Devices and conventions that content creators can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members minds and expectations”* (Not clichés, closer to stereotypes)*According to TVTropes.com
  • 9. Foul Bachelor Frog
  • 10. Foul Bachelor Frog =
  • 11. Foul Bachelor Frog
  • 12. Socially Awkward Penguin
  • 13. Socially Awkward Penguin =
  • 14. Socially Awkward Penguin
  • 15. Philosoraptor
  • 16. Philosoraptor =
  • 17. Philosoraptor
  • 18. Courage Wolf
  • 19. Courage Wolf =
  • 20. Courage Wolf
  • 21. Other Examples = =
  • 22. Other Examples = =
  • 23. So...
  • 24. TL;DRThe extreme nature of community practiceson /b/ can obscure the underlying role thesebehaviours play to the casual observer. Wesee our role as partly one of translating thesepractices into terms familiar to scholars.(Bernstein et al., 2011)
  • 25. Thanks!

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