The Internet has produced several new categories of communication and terminology – far beyond a simple text such as "LOL" or "OMG". If you want to follow the online culture, here are some concepts that you can discover.
A regular viewer of Jimmy Fallon may have seen a regular feature named & # 39; This week in Memes & # 39; – but do you know what a meme really is?
A & # 39; meme & # 39; is a funny image or short video of stock photo & # 39; s, images, films or individuals, combined with a smart caption that is copied, distributed online and goes viral. (Another example of a meme is a sentence or piece of text linked to a funny image). The meme usually spreads from one person to another via text messages, social media messages and e-mail.
Memes have been around since the start of the new millennium and have gained so much ground and popularity that there is an online guide called "Know Your Meme & # 39; with images that are now & # 39; classic & # 39; are considered, such as & # 39; Distracted Boyfriend & # 39; or video & # 39; s as & # 39; David after Dentist & # 39 ;. Memes are now so common that companies will use them to market their products, Facebook has added a meme generator to the interface, and apps / websites have been created so that everyone can create their own memes A special favorite for meme images is a still from the Office Space movie by character Bill Lumbergh (pictured above), with a caption ending with the phrase "… that would be great."
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GIF & # 39; s
You may have heard the term "GIF" (pronounced "JIF"). meme, because it can become viral and part of online culture. However, a GIF is a clip or image of 1
Are memes the new emoticons?
When emoticons and emojis were first introduced, almost everyone added a smiley to the end of their text messages or emails. As technology progressed, they have become a standard in just about every form of digital communication. (Senior Planet even came up with some emoji & # 39; s; look here.) What about the hearts and fruits that you can see at the end of posts or Facebook posts? Yes, those are emoticons!
Here is an example of how versatile emoticons can be:
Like emoticons, memes have also become a standard in the way we communicate.
Senior Planet employee Parshva Bavishi is someone who jumped on the meme bandwagon and says it has completely changed the way he talks to his friends and family. "Instead of sending a boring text message to someone on their birthday," he says, "I look at birthday memes and send it to them. It's like a digital birthday card! I also like to send memes during sporting events, especially when my friends root for my rival team. ”
Whether you want to laugh well or just want to be colorful about how you communicate with family and friends, one thing is certain, memes are here to stay!
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Older people are usually absent in most emoji & # 39; s; see Senior Planet's suggestions for emoji & # 39; s for the elderly here.