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Internet meme

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An internet meme is something famous on the internet such as an image, a video, or even a person. Internet memes are usually created when someone publishes something and that thing is shared widely over the Internet. They sometimes consist of an image with top and bottom text. While spreading over the internet, most internet memes 'evolve' over time, with the original image/video being changed in one way or another by people other than the creator. Every internet meme evolves and has many variants. See: Memes Billy

An example of an image macro, once a common type of Internet meme.

Two other versions of Internet memes are "dank memes" and "dead memes". Dank memes are thought of as relevant and funny. Dead memes are thought of as old and forgotten, most of which haven't been used in months or years. Dead memes, however, can become dank memes if are posted after a long time and everyone forgot about it.

Some websites where internet memes can be shared include Reddit, 4chan, 9gag, and IFunny. A popular chatting service where internet memes can be shared is Discord, an instant messaging and communication platform. Memes on Discord are shared through images, videos, and GIFs, although these methods aren't only limited to Discord. You can also Go to Imgflip.

Types of memes[change | change source]

There are many different types of internet memes. They include the following types.

Impact meme[change | change source]

Memes that use an impact font. Also called image macro.

Normi meme[change | change source]

A normi meme is a meme that uses intentionally bad, unfunny, or low-quality content to joke about bad content. Some parodies could also be called normi memes, but those are another thing entirely.

Dank meme[change | change source]

An example of an absurd meme
An example of a dank meme.

A dank meme is a meme that makes no sense, similar to a normie meme. Dank memes, however, are usually very strange, involving seemingly random concepts that have been established in internet culture.

Some dank memes can be offensive like the troll meme and forever alone memes while other dank memes are not.

Shock meme[change | change source]

A shock meme is a meme that is either racist, sexist, or offensive to a race of people. These memes often include societal status, videos where random jump scares and/or loud noises suddenly happen, hobbies, or anything at all.

An example of shock memes are memes involving suicide, or being intended in general, to disgust its viewers. When searching for "suicide memes" on Google, the first results will be suicide hotlines. The search engine is assuming the person searching was contemplating suicide, when in fact they were just searching for memes. Scuicide is never the answer. If you have suicidal thoughts, call 988 immediately.

A shock meme can also be referencing shock videos or shock sites in an attempt to get the viewer to look it up and view the video or go on the website.

Video meme[change | change source]

A video meme is a meme spread through video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitch. Short videos can also be shared on social media services that support video, such as TikTok, Reddit, and Facebook.

Slideshow meme[change | change source]

A slideshow meme is a meme spread through TikTok, Where users can upload a compilation images of memes, usually donning the format of a Twitter or Instagram post. This type of meme became extremely popular amongst the TikTok community because of the ability for users to upload and use custom audios for added comedic effect. The audios for these slideshows are predominantly song covers, or people voice acting over humorous sound effects.

Upvote meme[change | change source]

A Upvote meme can only be assessed by imgflip.com, Where the meme "begs" or uses tactics to have people Upvote the meme, therefore heightening popularity of said example. However, this sparked a war between Beggers and Anti-beggars on Imgflip.

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