Memes

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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:




Next, have a go at remixing images and create your own meme.

Next: Creating a meme

Last modified: Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018, 10:14