A Brief Introduction on the Internet

16 Apr

Ah, the Internet. Perhaps mankind’s greatest technological achievement. It allows billions of people to connect to each other, regardless of where they are on the globe. The Internet is where everyone and anyone shares their ideas freely. It possesses a wealth of knowledge, which is easily shared among netizens. Students, teachers, working adults, nobody has not been touched by the Internet. Online educational resources are used during lessons, enhancing students’ learning experiences. Researching has never been so easy, with search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing there for our use. Google, an extremely successful search engine, has become so popular that many netizens often make jokes about it, such as “Don’t know? Ask Google!” Which brings us to the topic I want to discuss – Internet memes.

A meme, as described by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Where netizens easily connect with one another on online on sites such as 4chan and reddit, ideas are easily spread among one another. These are called memes. Internet memes can come in the form of an image, a video, a website, or simply a word or phrase.

I will post on several memes to give a clearer view on what exactly are Internet memes.

Grab a bag of popcorn. This is going to be a bumpy ride.


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