Wednesday, May 3, 2017

9GAG carved a shrine to meme culture and buried it in the desert

Memes are ephemeral, and by their nature, have a limited shelf-life. Their lifespan starts with only by a handful of Internet-savvy folks knowing about them – almost like an inside joke. Then they reach saturation, only to begin their slow descent into memetic obscurity. The dancing baby is a great example of this. In the mid-90’s, it was everywhere, even making its way to an episode of Ally McBeal. Now, it’s nowhere to be found. Same with Mahir Çağrı’s I Kiss You, Numa Numa, Chocolate Rain, and a whole host of once-ubiquitous memes. Recognizing that this is a problem, 9GAG constructed…

This story continues at The Next Web

No comments:

Post a Comment