The Oxford Dictionary of English defines a meme as "an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations".
In the video you watched earlier, Doug Belshaw says memes "amplify ideas and make them stick in your imagination". Remixing images, he adds, you demonstrate some digital literacies: the cultural, the communicative and the creative at least. But not all memes need to be funny; they can also play a social role or for example, be part of a business marketing strategy. Have a look at some examples:
The pedants are revolting pic.twitter.com/AZ30lUr7tZ— Academia Obscura (@AcademiaObscura) February 16, 2018
Support your local library! pic.twitter.com/ZfaRTDPkPT— Academia Obscura (@AcademiaObscura) February 12, 2018
With the things they allow in food these days you have to be careful with what you pick up from the store. Stick to foods with no labels or labels that have simple ingredients that you can pronounce. #Tips #HealthyLife #RealFood #EatWell pic.twitter.com/9egFuPQ0oO— Tony Little (@TonyLittleReal) February 15, 2018
Next, have a go at remixing images and create your own meme.