A few marine mammals in apparent revolt pushed meme-makers into overdrive. But a scholar who thinks about justice and human-animal relations suggests something deeper is behind the schadenfreude.
Memes are simultaneously a fascinating historical record of digital culture as well as the detritus of the cyber age.
We no longer share our musical interests with just our family, friends or colleagues. We now share it with people we barely know from the internet.
Black Twitter has played a significant role in shaping the platform. In the wake of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, questions are being asked over the community’s future.
A newsletter sends out chronological snippets from the 125-year-old novel ‘Dracula.’ Fans on the internet go wild.
Humour is now part of the modern election campaign. Facebook and TikTok have become joke battlegrounds.
How do a country and its citizens deal with the trauma of a deadly invasion by an enemy? Memes, cats and TikToks are emerging – most recently in the Ukraine war – as a way to cope with tragedy.
Fast-moving viral memes create space for low-stakes, humorous and wholesome engagement on often toxic social media platforms
Humour can be key to coping with pandemic-related stress.
Social media during the pandemic is not all doom scrolling and despair. Lighter memes have psychological benefits.
Less attractive endangered species don’t tend to receive the same public attention as their more beautiful counterparts: new studies show how we might help change that.
Viral memes and catchphrases can turn personal experiences into a political expression of shared awareness.
As the effects of the pandemic intensify, so does the importance of the choice of language.
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.