I’m not going to deny that I’m pretty out of touch when it comes to memes. I like cat videos and I actively use Tumblr and the GIF function when it comes to reactions on Twitter, but memes? Not my scene. I’ll leave that up to my colleagues, and the contents of the infamous hambar jar.
I typed in ‘define: meme’ on Google and expected an Urban Dictionary link. What I did not expect was an actual Dictionary.com link, with the following definition: (noun) “a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way”
So there are so many pages dedicated to meme culture, and whether you’re scrolling through Facebook or Twitter – you’re bound to see a couple in the course of the day. Personally, my memes veer pretentious and I don’t understand dabbing but well, okay. I’m getting old. I just want to be left alone with my Netflix.
It would also seem that memes get worse every year – in Malaysia, we’ve got Jamal Yunos and there are the multitude of Trump memes, but 2017 is proving to be a strange year for these things.
The Daily Dot has an article on the best memes of 2017 (and it’s constantly being updated), so whether you’re a Kermit or #saltbae, you’re sure to find your tribe. I just can’t even when I see my bosses being walking memes.
What’s your favorite meme of 2017?