Memes– a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
Gif-a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images.
Although both of these have been around for quite some time now, they seem to pick up when something really great happens. The latest Apple software for their products have made it super easy to incorporate a Gif into a text message. For a lot of people, these make for a conversation starter, replace words when they aren’t good enough or even add-on to the emotion you’re feeling at that exact moment. Depending on who you’re talking to, you may only need the one image of a Gif and it could be understood as an entire sentence.
Senior Hannah Shreve opinion on Gif’s and Memes is;
“I love them,they’re just a fun form of expression.’’
23 yr. old Payton Swanegan says that;
“It’s kind of a way to see facial expressions since it is hard to read tone through text. You can tell if someone is being sarcastic or playful.”
On the Meme side of things, there are some that come and go and there are others that seems to stick around and never leave. Just a couple of weeks ago, this Meryl Streep Meme took over the Internet, Twitter, and Instagram. Some of the best included the ones listed below. What made everyone love it was the fact that you could create the text for the image in whatever way you felt it fit in the moment for you! Aside from Meryl, you have the classic Michael Jordan, Joe Biden and other random images found on the internet.
First it was just an image from the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Then it became this…
Other legendary Memes include:
These wonderful creations have had an impact on people all over the world and the are the ones who deserve most of the credit. *Snaps and Claps to us!* So as we keep #YoungAdulting in the world and a day might have us down, we can always turn to Memes as well as Gif’s for a good, hardy laugh or simply a description of our day.