The Internet has changed a lot over the years, and so has our use of it. In Young Guns 2, Billy the Kid said “I’ll make you famous” but now, that’s the Internet meme’s job. “An Internet meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.”
In this episode of Flash Past, Lyle and Danny discuss the meme culture and try to figure out how something becomes a meme and spreads online. We’re guessing Alex from Target knows all of the Chuck Norris facts. Ermahgerd!
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