For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
Politicians have been using memes to appear cool, plugged in, even 'lit.' Here's why that's not necessarily a smart idea.
TikTok was one of 2018’s most downloaded mobile apps for Apple and Android devices in the US and Europe.
Hateful images are making their way from niche sites onto popular social networks at an alarming speed. Here's how it works.
Why do people believe absurd lies about George Soros? The answer depends on the platforms you use, the media influencers you follow and the memes you see.
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.
In the decades since the first shitpost, the practice has become widespread and sophisticated – especially among today's young people.
Imma let you finish, but there's more to memes than you think.
After the hashtag #MeTooInChina was blocked by Chinese authorities in mid-January, social media users made creative use of nicknames and emojis to evade censorship and highlight harassment.
The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
What connects a cartoon frog, misappropriated mythology and the US's 45th president?
If news pundits had been paying closer attention to memes, they may have been less shocked by the result of the 2016 US presidential election.
Hillary Clinton failed to unleash the power of the meme.
The Politically Incorrect forum is bringing its racist vitriol to a website near you.
A scholar of visual culture sees a transition happening online as the alt-right reinterprets images of police shootings to push back against the gains made by Black Lives Matter.
This scientific field suggests people have been passing along memes since long before the birth of the internet. What makes one bit of culture take off, while another sinks from sight?
The spontaneous success of Pokémon Go shows how powerful internet memes can be.
The visual is powerful within social media content. For politics, it allows additional commentary, more detail, and humour.
We all use rhetorical structures. But, unless we're skilled in their use, as politicians and advertisers clearly are, we don't necessarily grasp their full manipulative power.
Watching a clip of Lil Bub or Grumpy Cat may give you a quick mood boost to get you through a tough workday.