Do Memes Make the Internet a Better Place?

A meme is a thought, conduct, or style that turns into a prevailing fashion and spreads by methods for impersonation from individual to individual inside a culture and frequently conveys emblematic significance addressing a specific wonder or theme. A meme goes about as a unit for conveying social thoughts, images, or practices, that can be communicated starting with one brain then onto the next through composition, discourse, signals, customs, or other imitable marvels with an imitated topic. Allies of the idea view memes as social analogs to qualities in that they self-repeat, transform, and react to particular pressing factors.

Richard Dawkins designed the term meme and created meme hypothesis, he has not guaranteed that the thought was altogether novel, and there have been different articulations for comparative thoughts in the past. For example, the likelihood that thoughts were dependent upon similar pressing factors of advancement as were organic credits was talked about in the hour of Charles Darwin. T. H. Huxley (1880) guaranteed that “The battle for presence holds as much in the scholarly as in the actual world. A hypothesis is types of reasoning, and its entitlement to exist is coextensive with its force of opposing termination by its adversaries.

At the point, when the world discussions about something all in all, it patterns via Social media. While it is acceptable that the current age is managing social issues like the climate, basic freedoms and pollution truly, it is likewise extraordinary that they can undoubtedly discover humor in famous things around. Memes are a proof that savages can be positive as well. From well-known entertaining jokes to catching unadulterated responses and agitating them into viral messages, memes have become an undeniable class in itself. Thus, Let us view how the citizens of India view the meme World.

Sagar Mali, an entrepreneur feels that, Memes come in so many different forms and come from so many different sources. Every Meme discussed in the original article seemed like they were political and making fun of serious topics that others may not be comfortable joking about, which tend to be the ones that gain the most traction due to news coverage. Most teens don’t even like political memes, and there was an obvious generational issue with the original article, unfortunately, older generations (sometimes even millennial) have a hard time understanding a lot of memes and can often misinterpret them.

As a first-year college student, I am part of the millions of my generation who are addicted to meme culture. I follow more than 30 Instagram “meme accounts,” a combination of funny pictures mixed with relevant commentary. My generation turns to memes — our version of “joke searches” — so that we can connect and relate. Ritik Ranka tries to make sense of “joke searches” by cross-referencing happiness and the day of the week. What he is missing is that people are not searching for “dad jokes” to be happier; they are searching such jokes because they want to relate to the people they share them with. Relating might make them happier, but it’s about relating, and happiness is just a positive side effect.

A Post-graduate student from Loyla College, Akki Goyal, Usually when something traumatic happens in the world most people are quick to make a laugh about it as an easy way to cope. Converting something tragic into a meme makes it easier to be able to deal or even cope with the pain. In my opinion though it is only to a certain extent and there should be some areas that should not be seen as something funny. One example being death. Recently a very famous basketball player, Kobe Bryant, has recently died.

After a lot of scrolling through Instagram, I was quick to pick up on the memes that were created about him. There were some very offensive memes while others just mocked his death. There were other memes about him though that reminded you about who he was as a person and it reminded you about all the good things in the world. “I just think there should be a limit or a barrier on what to post and what not to post”, quoted by Goyal.

Shubh Doshi, 20 years old, working in MNC company feels that, Nowadays, memes circulate quite a lot on social media. Memes have become a way to create content that is funny to all kinds of audiences but more specific to teenagers of this generation. Young people have fun sharing and spreading this kind of humorous content without embargo, the dissemination of memes at times can become inappropriate until we can be subjected to spreading fake news on our social networks. In fact everyone has access to be able to publish a meme containing news that is not authentic or true. Sometimes the memes are dedicated to causing young people to laugh more than anything, most of them are critical with black humor or they are simply ways to satirize situations of the world.

For example, the covid19 pandemic we have faced these months has become the objective for people to do months about it and what we can say that sometimes the memes related to this pandemic have been quite unrespectable and even racist. Overall, we have to have a good control of these memes and know those that are worthwhile and what are inappropriate since we all have the access to be able to spread these memes on the internet. Let’s know how to handle these memes as some may cause misunderstandings or discrimination to anyone who may be offended by seeing memes. Memes can come in it’s been a lot of fun for some, but maybe not for another audience. so let’s all be careful what we fill and spread on our social networks. Always spread love to the social media.

Meme is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. That is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, says Kishan Rawal an UG student. Meme culture supposed to make us laugh about the our personal problem the same one everyone goes through and about serious matter that most of the time should not be laugh at. Some of you may think that memes can hurt and that some of them shouldn’t be posted at all, but this point of view is wrong. For example as you know we currently present with unpleasant situation that shouldn’t be laughable-covid-19- we stuck in houses without the possibility to see our loved ones which can be really depressing sometime. In order to deal with those feelings I like see memes that makes me feel a little bit better and realize I am not the only one who feel like that.

Another example is that thanks to the memes “l am gaining information about what’s going on in the world” says Kishan Rawal. And that’s because in times like this it’s almost impossible to turn on the news and so whenever I see new meme I almost always learning something new about the current situation in the world or in my country and even if it’s sad information I still able to laugh about it. In conclusion the meme culture are great way for us teens to gain information, they help us to change our mood. And because most of us stuck to the screen all them anyway we see them a lot on apps like Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.  And so we keep our self- entertained and happy and all that thanks to the meme culture we grew to love.