Connecting with Pop Culture:
Quick Poll   How much do you already   know about memes? (1-10)
What is this class about?         Meme: Philosoraptor
What is a meme?“A way for people to transmit social memoriesand cultural ideas to each other”              1976, Richard D...
Memes are …Quick to digest and mostly individualcreations             Meme: First World Problems
Memes are …More popular with younger audiences            Meme: McKayla is Not Impressed
Memes are …Constantly changing and evolving           Meme: Socially Awkward Penguin
A meme is like a joke we allknow...
With many variations…
Memes are…Mostly humor or shock-value based           Meme: Grumpy Cat
Types of MemesImage Macros          Meme: Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
Variations..
LOLCats          Meme: LOLCats
Variations
Types of MemesViral Videos               Meme: Gangnam Style
Variations
Other viral videosMeme: Call Me Maybe                      Meme: Harlem Shake
Types of MemesViral Images               Meme: Nyan Cat
Variations
Types of MemesCatchphrases               Meme: Haters Gonna Hate
Variations
How memes spread
How memes spread
How memes spreadTV & Movies
DownsidesMemes don’t always respect privacy orcopyright                  Meme: O RLY?
Memes can have a shortlifespan
Memes can be insulting        Meme: Unflattering Beyonce
Research!            http://www.knowyourmeme.com/
Research           http://www.urbandictionary.com/
Memes & Libraries
Memes & Libraries
Create Your Own!                              http://www.quickmeme.com/        http://www.quickmeme.com/Ridiculously-photo...
Other Good Resources   Wikipedia   WhatsaMeme   History of Internet Memes   I Can Has Cheezburger?
Best Practices for Memes Never use outdated memes Who is going to be your audience? Give yourself time to research Mak...
You just got Rickrolled! Never use outdated memes Who is going to be your audience? Give yourself time to research Mak...
Go forth and create!            Meme: X all the Y
Any questions?
Rachel Eichen                 adverb@gmail.com                slideshare.net/adverbwww.novarelibrary.com                  ...
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Internet memes are extremely popular in today’s world, especially with younger audiences, but can be overwhelming for some. Between LOLcats, Rickrolling, and Gangnam Style, it sometimes seems like a different language. In this class, we will learn exactly what a meme is and some of the most popular memes being used on the Internet today. We will also talk about resources you can use to learn more about various memes or other slang words. Finally, we will also discuss how you can easily create your own meme images for use in flyers and other promotional materials.

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Rachel Eichen is a certified presenter who has had over three years of teaching experience. She has taught computer classes to passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which included such topics as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office. She also taught classes while working within the software industry. She enjoys learning about new technology trends and loves sharing this information with others. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing.Internet memes are extremely popular in today’s world, especially with younger audiences, but can be overwhelming for some. Between LOLcats, Rickrolling, and Gangnam Style, it sometimes seems like a different language. In this class, we will learn exactly what a meme is and some of the most popular memes being used on the Internet today. We will also talk about resources you can use to learn more about various memes or other slang words. Finally, we will also discuss how you can easily create your own meme images for use in flyers and other promotional materials.

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    1. 1. Connecting with Pop Culture:
    2. 2. Quick Poll How much do you already know about memes? (1-10)
    3. 3. What is this class about? Meme: Philosoraptor
    4. 4. What is a meme?“A way for people to transmit social memoriesand cultural ideas to each other” 1976, Richard Dawkins
    5. 5. Memes are …Quick to digest and mostly individualcreations Meme: First World Problems
    6. 6. Memes are …More popular with younger audiences Meme: McKayla is Not Impressed
    7. 7. Memes are …Constantly changing and evolving Meme: Socially Awkward Penguin
    8. 8. A meme is like a joke we allknow...
    9. 9. With many variations…
    10. 10. Memes are…Mostly humor or shock-value based Meme: Grumpy Cat
    11. 11. Types of MemesImage Macros Meme: Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
    12. 12. Variations..
    13. 13. LOLCats Meme: LOLCats
    14. 14. Variations
    15. 15. Types of MemesViral Videos Meme: Gangnam Style
    16. 16. Variations
    17. 17. Other viral videosMeme: Call Me Maybe Meme: Harlem Shake
    18. 18. Types of MemesViral Images Meme: Nyan Cat
    19. 19. Variations
    20. 20. Types of MemesCatchphrases Meme: Haters Gonna Hate
    21. 21. Variations
    22. 22. How memes spread
    23. 23. How memes spread
    24. 24. How memes spreadTV & Movies
    25. 25. DownsidesMemes don’t always respect privacy orcopyright Meme: O RLY?
    26. 26. Memes can have a shortlifespan
    27. 27. Memes can be insulting Meme: Unflattering Beyonce
    28. 28. Research! http://www.knowyourmeme.com/
    29. 29. Research http://www.urbandictionary.com/
    30. 30. Memes & Libraries
    31. 31. Memes & Libraries
    32. 32. Create Your Own! http://www.quickmeme.com/ http://www.quickmeme.com/Ridiculously-photogenic-guy/
    33. 33. Other Good Resources Wikipedia WhatsaMeme History of Internet Memes I Can Has Cheezburger?
    34. 34. Best Practices for Memes Never use outdated memes Who is going to be your audience? Give yourself time to research Make sure you understand usage Look up unfamiliar terms
    35. 35. You just got Rickrolled! Never use outdated memes Who is going to be your audience? Give yourself time to research Make sure you understand usage Look up unfamiliar terms Meme: Rickroll
    36. 36. Go forth and create! Meme: X all the Y
    37. 37. Any questions?
    38. 38. Rachel Eichen adverb@gmail.com slideshare.net/adverbwww.novarelibrary.com www.learnsurge.com
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