“Memes have always been a method of circulating ideas and influencing discourse; they just do so now on a grander, more rapid scale than they did in the late 1990s and early 2000s.” 413

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I agree with this quote a lot due to the fact that we have the use of technology. Before like in the late 90’s and early 2000’s the use of technology was way less used simply due to the fact they didn’t have it. However, during this time period it was still very possible to make memes, they just wouldn’t be as widely known or used. With the technology today it is amazingly easy to create and share anything you want such as memes and have them reach bigger audiences rather than just a small area or certain group of people. Methods used in the 1990’s and early 2000’s could be shared through television, newspaper, or perhaps word of mouth. Today there’s all different types of ways to share things such as memes on such as many social media outlets, text messages, TV, etc. Examples like these it’s amazing to see the change in technology and how they can be used in different ways. Even in that 20-30 year span technology and society as whole has changed so much.


What are some ways you use technology nowadays to share memes?