Hello Internet! A Presentation on Memes

Monday, September 24, 2012

By Traction

Memes are important. Why?

Words by Traction Alumni, Kasey Smith

Because even if you don't actively mine them for content you should at least actively understand them - or else this happens and you embarrass a client. Since Traction's work is neither created nor received in a vacuum, I've taken it upon myself to "educate" the office on the current state of internet memes.

How am I doing this? By culling the best of Tumblr, Reddit, YouTube, etc into one compact, simplistic, monthly presentation. This is the second in my series; the first being on The State of Cat Memes in 2012 .

In Hello Internet! Kasey's thoughts on current internet memes August - September 2012 we covered the history, parodies, remixes and video/image appropriations related to PSY's "Gangnam Style" video, the Ecce Homo fresco restoration in Spain, and the TLC reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child". While the presentation is a bit rough - especially sans narration - I hope you enjoy the backstory on these three memes.

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