Which Annoying Meme Are You?
Annoying memes, death, and taxes. If Ben Franklin lived during the internet age, he’d probably amend his saying and invent some of the new addition himself. Much like the Founding Fathers were to then-new America, memes are a foundation of new-age technology. Finding an abundance of memes is as simple as spending two minutes on the internet. Some are widely liked, such as Michael Jordan’s crying reaction. Others fail to reach the heights of slam-dunk usage status. Four fitting that dubious description include Pepe the Sad Frog, troll memes, Scumbag Steve/Sally, and the eye-rolling Keep Calm posters/memes.
We desire to suppress these memes in the recesses of our mind’s recycle bin. However, if we dig deep enough through our personal trash, we’ll find we’re all closer to one of the not-so-fantastic four than we care to publically admit. It’s time to match memes and mankind. Even if you become the freeloader, that’s okay. The quiz is risk and cost-free.
Annoying memes remain as embraced as they are disgraced. In fact, memes represent somewhat of a generational language Millennials and Gen Xers became fluent in over the last decade. However, the term "meme" predates home computers. Richard Dawkins coined the term "meme" in his 1976 book "The Selfish Gene."
Countless people inherited that gene, often creating memes to boost likes and promote comments on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. The memes today are different than the ones of the early internet. They are often very funny and more complex than ones from the early ages of the internet. Many modern memes reference those now-vintage memes.