First things first: what is a meme?
Quite simply a 'meme' (pronounced MEEM) is a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. The tech savvy team at Lifewire tell us that: The majority of modern memes are captioned photos that are intended to be funny, often as a way to publicly ridicule human behavior. Other memes can be videos and verbal expressions. Some memes have heavier and more philosophical content.
Lifewire has done some digging around and produced a list of ten meme generators that are simple to use and encourage creativity! Check out https://www.lifewire.com/popular-meme-generator-tools-3486457 and see what all the fuss is about.
The ubiquitous Kyle Craven has earned over $15,000 from sponsorship deals following the creation of his poster-child-for- failure-meme, “Bad Luck Brian”. Craven’s alter-ego sprang from a deliberately awkward yearbook photo that went viral in 2012. He still receives occasional requests from companies seeking to use dorky "Brian" in their advertising campaigns. While he's not the most popular meme, he's certainly one of the most recognised.
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/most-popular-memes/#ixzz4ZZXTbeE7
Most Popular Meme @ 2017
The most popular meme is the Reddit meme Y U No, which has over 2 million unique memes circulating on the internet. The meme, based on a character in a Japanese manga series (manga is a Japanese comics genre) called Gantz by Hiroya Oku (in chapter 55: “Naked King”), is used to express frustration or exasperation and is universally embraced as the "gold standard" of memes.
Read more: https://jakubmarian.com/y-u-no-guy-meme-meaning-and-origin/
Best Australian Memes
Finally, Buzzfeed spoils us with their brutally blunt Top 29 Aussie Memes. It's fair to say these visual pokes take piercing aim at our stereotypical weak-points - so, if you don’t “get” these memes, you need to visit Australia more often!
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