No matter what type of media you are on, TV, Facebook, Instagram etc. you have probably seen memes because they are everywhere! They are more powerful then ever before especially recently in the American election as the The Gardian.com explains “how the power of mass replication has poisoned the US election”
There are so many different types of communication and it is only natural that things like memes start to develop. To me a meme is just an easy way to get a difficult message across in an easy and more light heart way. Social media is full of memes and we are now starting to see the power of them, like in article above from The Gardian because memes had the power to effect the US election.
Memes are being used in a way that I never thought they would, they are being used by authorities. If you haven’t already seen QLD and NSW police Facebook page, they are both definitely worth a look. NSW police even hired a team to develop memes. And I can tel you first hand that they are working because never would I have liked NSW police’s Facebook page before but it is genuinely funny but still get important messages across.
This Soundcloud talks about the extent that memes have taken over political discourse. It’s definitely worth the time to listen as there is a bit of a debate and interesting to hear peoples opinions.