Memes are everywhere online. They have become so much a part of our current culture that they have even spilled offline onto shirts, posters, stickers, etc.
First, let's take a step back and answer the question, "What is a meme?"
A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. (Wikipedia)
A meme is an image or video that represents the thoughts and feelings of a specific audience. Most memes are captioned photos intended to elicit humor. However, there are many viral video memes too. Memes are a worldwide social phenomenon, and an increasingly important aspect of viral marketing and social engagement. (Sprout Social)
Now, the other question people have about memes... how do you create a meme?
I use a tool from imgflip call Meme Generator. They have the latest, trending meme templates as well as the old classics.
Check it out and see what you come up with.
Jennifer McArdle is the owner and founder of McArdle Media.