Ok I need to start off by admitting that I missed this class so I am teaching myself memes and winging this here. If this is bad, please don’t hold it against me; I am really trying here !
Memes without a doubt are part of a fan culture. Similar to the Harry Potter media in “We are Wizards” memes are alternate forms of media, and can be based on any particular like or dislike. (i.e… fan or sooooo not a fan!) For example, here is one of my favorite memes since I am a New York Giant fan.
I will admit, to me this is more interesting because I am a Giant’s fan and they are the Super Bowl champions. Oh yeah and because ELI IS ELITE!! It also is a nice little play on words. It’s a simple meme and doesn’t cause much of a stir as some others. Like my next favorite. I’m a huge Ranger mark (mark is another name for fan for those who don’t know) and I am pretty sure this is Sean Avery holding the head and spine of Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin and Mike Greene
This on is a bit more fun because it uses photos and other graphics and not just text. While not kid friendly…oh why would a kid be reading a Strategic Presentation blog any way !! And my third favorite meme is ……..
Memes are virally transmitted social idea. The creation of a meme may cause a person to look up more about a subject and in turn learn more about it. For example, take my last meme. There are many people who may not know what Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are talking about, so they may look up Lebron james, or the Miami heat and learn more about what the meme may be referring to. Those of us who know ( and are not Lebron James fans) find this hilarious.
This could be incorporated into the final project as a stimulus for getting people to do more reasearch on teen dating violence or as a way to make your project engaging.