What’s the color of ripe bananas? Yellow, Fellas! How are you today? *cringe very hard*
How long have you been using the internet, Fellas? The influence of internet has significantly changed aspects of our life.
From the way we socialize, how we get our information, and even our sense of humor, which we will discuss in our session today.
Our session today is #EngTalk Internet Meme. What is internet meme? How does it affect the way we communicate our ideas?
Since this is an interactive session, I encourage you to state your opinion on this matter. #EngTalk
Meme (mi:m, not me-me or may-may) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. #EngTalk
Internet meme could be a picture, a short video, a hyperlink, or maybe even a word or a hashtag. #EngTalk
How often do you use internet memes, Fellas? #EngTalk
Internet memes were primarily spread through messaging boards, mailing lists, or newsgroups, just like how an inside-joke is made. #EngTalk
As of right now, Internet meme is regarded as a unit of information that replicates the internet. It can replicate or mutate, like a virus. #EngTalk
That’s why internet meme is considered ‘virally-transmitted’, and it ‘infects’ people especially via social media. #EngTalk
The first recorded internet meme is the baby cha-cha, in 1996. #EngTalk
Internet meme is so phenomenal ultimately because people’s usage of internet has increased exponentially over the past few years. #EngTalk
Many people gain popularity—and even profit—just because they went viral on the internet. #EngTalk
For example, Grumpy Cat went on several news coverages and they even made a movie about it! #EngTalk
But of course, internet memes can also become disastrous for some people. #EngTalk
For example, the “Star Wars Kid” was bullied, and then he dropped out of school, and even needed professional help. #EngTalk
There are also numerous kinds of internet memes in Indonesia, especially in the form of image macros. #EngTalk
Can you give me examples of famous Indonesian internet memes, Fellas?
The problem is, sometimes the media that is used for the meme is taken without consent and considered as an invasion of privacy. #EngTalk
So, what do you think about internet meme in general, Fellas? Do you want to be one someday?
Thank you for your participation today, Fellas! You guys are awesome! But unfortunately it’s time for me to wrap up.
Don’t forget to check our website englishtips4u.com for more interesting discussions. See ya!
Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 2 September 2016.