Learning how to meme

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by Margen67, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Margen67

    Margen67 Dirty entited pirate

    Nov 3, 2014
    United States
    Memes are something I've learned to avoid because I tend to be the one who ends up losing and feeling like my memes aren't the dankest.

    In general you should avoid memes because even if you have the dankest meme the person you've humiliated will make you his or her enemy. But then there are some occasions where you should meme.

    I don't think memes are about being able to come up with something on the spot. It's more about memorizing the meme and recalling the meme when you find yourself being roasted.

    But how to make the dankest meme?
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  2. VinsCool

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    You hire Jim Sterling to do it.
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  3. Bubsy Bobcat

    Bubsy Bobcat sipp

    Jul 8, 2015
    It's quite simple my friendo, you keep up with the hip hop top undeground memers. If you wanna get fresh meme cred you should post images of dogs, since that's the new hip thing currently.

    Also the word "dank" is dead RIP lil' guy :(
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  4. Touko White

    Touko White (not)Banned

    Jan 12, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Post original shit and twist on things that already exist?

    I don't know and "dank meme" means it's overused.
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Apr 4, 2006
    A meme is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". 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. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

    Memes are a viral phenomenon that may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme's reproductive success. Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.

    An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself. Internet memes can evolve and spread extremely rapidly, sometimes reaching world-wide popularity within a few days. Internet memes usually are formed from some social interaction, pop culture reference, or situations people often find themselves in. Their rapid growth and impact has caught the attention of both researchers and industry. Academically, researchers model how they evolve and predict which memes will survive and spread throughout the Web. Commercially, they are used in viral marketing where they are an inexpensive form of mass advertising.

    One empirical approach studied meme characteristics and behavior independently from the networks in which they propagated, and reached a set of conclusions concerning successful meme propagation. For example, the study asserted that Internet memes not only compete for viewer attention generally resulting in a shorter life, but also, through user creativity, memes can collaborate with each other and achieve greater survival. Also, paradoxically, an individual meme that experiences a popularity peak significantly higher than its average popularity is not generally expected to survive unless it is unique, whereas a meme with no such popularity peak keeps being used together with other memes and thus has greater survivability.
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  6. Games&Stuff

    Games&Stuff GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 8, 2015
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    How much time did that took you to write?
  7. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Apr 4, 2006
    Using the magic of Wikipedia and the copy and paste function, around 20 seconds.
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