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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 ...

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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Connecting with Pop Culture – All About Memes Connecting with Pop Culture – All About Memes Presentation Transcript

  • 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 Dawkins
  • 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-photogenic-guy/
  • 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 Make sure you understand usage Look up unfamiliar terms
  • 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
  • Go forth and create! Meme: X all the Y
  • Any questions?
  • Rachel Eichen adverb@gmail.com slideshare.net/adverbwww.novarelibrary.com www.learnsurge.com