Despite having no real basis as a financial asset, cryptocurrency Dogecoin recently reached a market cap of more than A$12 billion.
A small band of Reddit users have driven GameStop shares to incredible highs at the expense of multi-billion-dollar hedge funds.
Our social connections and interactions form networks. Studying these networks reveal the ways in which both memes and viruses travel through populations
Memes that promote harmful conspiracies and memes that mock them are sometimes hard to distinguish.
Humour is a way for Congolese internet users to prod at cultural traits and political developments – despite censorship being rife.
One meme can lead to another – and then to a conspiracy theory.
Political satire is not dead – but it's had to adapt since Donald Trump's election.
The video game community on Twitch has taken a massive interest in chess. The young, irreverent gamers and the ancient world of chess are both transforming as their cultures collide.
Successful memes don't often happen by accident. And COVID-19 has become a popular topic for their creators.
Dads have taken over TikTok since social isolation began. More than a way to kill time at home, laughter and fun dancing times can build family bonds, reduce stress and cultivate a resilient mindset.
Despite the nihilism and pessimism of internet memes, people ultimately understand the direness of the danger posed by a powerful virus, climate change and global instability.
Memes that feature dark or depressing jokes might seem alarming – but our research shows that they might provide a sense of community for those struggling.
Much was made of The New York Times' dual endorsement of Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. But four days prior, a hugely popular Facebook meme group threw its support behind Bernie Sanders.
As his Star Wars television character enjoys a social media moment, Baby Yoda is creating massive marketing clout that will benefit his Disney masters.
Online videos of Hitler getting angry at things, based on a 2004 film scene, have found enduring appeal and recently featured in a Fair Work Commission case. Why the furor?
What started as a showcase for America's drag queens is fast becoming a global sensation.
With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?
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.