From the #BLM movement to the pandemic, memes go for the jugular with their wit

As a xennial, I exist on a strange cusp. Having lived both the ‘analog’ and ‘digital’ life I’ve often swung between a quest for simpler, low-noise Gen X life, and a paralysing millennial dependence on the Internet. However, the lockdown during this mad year of the pandemic has landed me firmly on the web-side of the fence. For many of us, it was the Internet that kept us tethered to sanity while we lived in our lonely islands for months. Between the despair of doomscrolling COVID-19 news and endless, pantless Zoom calls, a joke here, a meme there kept things going.Our collective uncertainties and anxieties encapsulated neatly into those top text-bottom text macro image WFH memes reassured us that we were not in this alone. Everyone was struggling, everyone was *crie*-ing. In fact, memes have been doing this noble job of lightening many of our existential burdens for a while. Their easy form and manner have made memes so vastly popular that they may well be the most legit representations of the culture of the Internet. But how did this fascinating, now ubiquitous phenomenon come about? To who or what do we owe this super mix of information, humour, art,… Read full this story

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