Okay – so the title of this post looks like someone is warming up to sing. Well, I will not be torturing your ears today. I will save that for another day.
Let’s start with the definition of a “meme” (according to Google):
- An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
- An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.
An example of a popular visual meme is the Sad Keanu meme. Someone had taken a photo of Keanu Reeves eating a sandwich on a park bench. People noticed that Keanu was looking a little sad. Then people decided to use photo manipulation software to place Keanu in famous places or scenes.
Next, you may have already seen this current popular meme. It takes roles/jobs and looks at them from different perspectives. Those of us in marketing and sales even have our own.