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Memes — Simple Entertaining Creatives & Integral Part of Our Life

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As described on Wikipedia…

A meme (/miːm/ MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture — often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme.

We all have laughed, shared and even get related to some of the most creative yet simple digital arts called Memes. These are some of the simplest creative digital arts which use the day to day images from very familiar movie clips, sit-coms or cartoons and add some hilarious contextual text over them to convey a funny message.

Interesting Phenomenon of Human Brain

Photo by James Bak on Unsplash

People relate to memes and react immediately because they can visualize the way the dialogue is spoken by the actor in the meme — an interesting phenomenon & wonderful thing a human brain can do. At a glance, it looks simple, an image clip from a movie with slight text on it — but the impact it creates is different — it makes our brain visualize the actor in the meme repeat those textual dialogues in his own voice in the exact same situation as in the movie — thus providing an awesome feel to react for that given context and makes us feel relevant.

Memes = Life

There are hundreds of thousands of creative people making millions of such memes for us to share for every given moment in our life. Be it a holiday wish, sarcastic reaction, friendly gesture, surprising expression or an ecstatic moment — There’s a meme for everything.

Respect for Meme Creators

Since these creative stars think so much in giving us a way to express our feelings in a right way and strike the chord in our audience(could be just a friend or lots of people when you react with meme in a group), let’s take a second to appreciate them all

This is a series I am writing in appreciation of Meme creators and the credit they need to get. Good place to start with is Reddit Front Page


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