Here you sit on the Internet, watch bloggers on YouTube, flip through VKontakte, like memchiki. Do you know what memes are all about and where do they come from? Not? Then you urgently need to fix it.
In fact, memes are older than even your great-grandmother. Prototypes of modern Internet memes can be found in ancient times. So the Egyptians used the form of drawing letters, in which the images were supplemented with written characters. This was called hieroglyphic writing.
The images were supplemented with written characters. This was called hieroglyphic writing.
Initially, a meme is not a funny picture and text on it, but something completely different. The term “meme” was coined by biologist Richard Dawkins in his book “The Selfish Gene” in 1976. He realized that in culture there are particles capable of self-copying, like human genes. It is these grains that he called «memes», from the Greek word «likeness».
The term «meme» was coined by biologist Richard Dawkins.
Memes are a virus and a drug mixed in one glass. This is what Douglas Rashhoff writes about in his book “The Media Virus. How pop culture secretly affects your mind. ” Memes spread very quickly and infect every oncoming person, leaving him with a burning desire to plunge into the world of funny pictures again. Therefore, memes need to be read metered (no more than two funny pictures per hour) and in a gas mask.
Memes are a virus and a drug mixed in one glass.
The first Internet meme was a gif called Dancing baby, which in 1996 using e-mail (then there was not a single modern social network) conquered the whole world.