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The federal government’s cyber-safety discussion paper is primarily concerned with protecting children online. But does it show an understanding of online and offline cultures? The federal government’s cyber-safety discussion paper is primarily concerned with protecting children online. But does it show an understanding of online and offline cultures? AAP/Dan Peled

Cyber-safety’: what are we actually talking about?

The rise of social media tools and accessories has allowed us to be “always on” and “always connected”. The impact of this technological change is primarily social, and so far our communities have not…
‘Success Kid’ – with its various slogans – has been an enduring meme of recent years. ‘Success Kid’ – with its various slogans – has been an enduring meme of recent years. Know Your Meme

Explainer: what are memes?

Nothing defines our use of the internet as clearly as the concept of the meme (pronounced “meem”). Every day, millions of people laugh at LOLcats, dog shaming, and music videos without music, while others…
So meme, such Doge. This guy ruled the internet in 2013. So meme, such Doge. This guy ruled the internet in 2013.

The year of the Doge: 2013’s top meme owes it all to LOLCats

In the world of internet memes, 2013 was without doubt the Year of the Doge. Participants on Twitter, Tumblr and reddit created and circulated their own narrations of this Shiba’s fragmented internal monologue…
Memes will play an important role – and provide some fun – during the London Olympics. Memes will play an important role – and provide some fun – during the London Olympics. Facebook.com/TheOlympicMemes

Meme team: Olympic fandom meets the internet

London 2012 is already seeing fierce competition for meme supremacy. Memes, especially in the form of captioned images - or image macros - are an increasingly mainstream form by which people comment on…
Internet comment culture signals the rise of an active public voice. Internet comment culture signals the rise of an active public voice.

Obama? Norway killings? London riots? You can has a meme for that …

Alongside serious reportage of bad news, you’ve probably come across at least one crisis meme that treats that bad news with a dose of ghoulish humour. Just hours after the Daily Mail printed the image…