Have you noticed that emojis have completely changed the way we communicate, online movies are being watched more than ever, or texting is slowly getting redundant due to the use of voice recordings? Technology has been evolving for a long time now and it is going to advance even more in the near future. One of the examples of modern technology is a meme. People are sharing funny images or short videos with others via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. The internet is full of new, hilarious and popular memes that come and go, but what it is in them that affect us continuously?
There is a famous quote that is completely true as well – “Laughter is the best medicine.” Humor helps in lightening our burdens, inspiring hopes, connecting us to others, and keeping us grounded, focused, and active. They are a quick and easy way to incorporate humor into our everyday life. If you are having a stressful day at work, then simply browsing memes on Instagram during a coffee break can make you feel a little bit better. If you are an introvert and don’t want to talk with other people as such, then going through popular memes or other funny stuff can bring you immense humor and cheer you up. Irrespective of your circumstances, memes can bring so much laughter in your day to day life.
Memes are a medium of communication. With the development of technology, especially in the online domain, sending posts on social media to others is a piece of cake. With them, you can convey your message to them without even using any words. That’s why, memes spread like wildfire. In a matter of hours, images and videos go viral all across the world. Some of the examples of the viral videos that made an explosive impact around the globe are the “dab” and the “backpack kid” dance. These memes became universal because someone in Argentina or Iceland could recognize and replicate the dance moves for sure.
Along with giving you a good laugh and smooth communication, memes also helps us in understanding an idea or opinion, which is absolutely new to them. Teenagers are getting to know politics, international issues, and other important events through social media, especially memes. The internet is allowing society to understand everything with the evolution of technology. If there is an outrageous political decision recently, then there are very strong chances that the youth will get to know about all this via memes. Along with sparking your learning to some extent, memes play a very huge role in making a world a bit more manageable for everyone.
The only issue with memes is that they are like a distraction in our life. For many of us, the internet has become a distraction and as a result, they are spending extended time on social media forgetting everything else. Too much screen time is not good for health. Therefore, it is very important for everyone to balance their time and do not get stuck in the world of memes.