I’ve seen this picture a thousand times in the past week or so, and I can’t seem to get it out of my head, so I figure it’s time to talk about it. Here are all the details you need to know about what you might have seen referred to as the meme that won’t die, the meme from the depths of hell, and maybe even the new ‘ain’t nobody got time for that!’ meme.
The rise of memes
You probably know what a meme is. You might not even have to think about it. A photo of a dog and some text—that’s been passed around so many times that you can basically remember it by heart. And now, that definition of meme has expanded considerably, thanks to Lego Piece 26047. The little piece of plastic has become an internet sensation, with people using it in all sorts of creative ways. Here are just a few examples: Lego Piece 26047 memes! Everything you need to know!
The study of memes
A meme, loosely defined, is a unit of cultural meaning (as an idea or practice) that can be transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. So, essentially a meme acts as a building block for cultures and people all over the world use them in their everyday lives. One popular meme on social media right now is Lego Piece 26047 which depicts an upside-down yellow Lego piece and has sparked quite a bit of controversy over what it means. While some think it’s just a joke and not representative of anything; others believe it symbolizes something more. This Lego piece can mean several things but we’ll explain everything you need to know about it so you can make your own conclusions… [Other information]
Current findings on memes
A meme (meem) is a unit of cultural information that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. A recent study suggests that, contrary to earlier beliefs, memes can influence a child’s behavior without verbal instruction—thereby establishing a new link between genetics and learned behaviors. According to Dr. Dan Fessler at UCLA, Children learn who their friends are by playing with them. Previous research has shown that children prefer other children who are similar to themselves in height and weight. Their peers also share their food habits, such as liking particular foods or being picky eaters. Children tend to mimic each other even before they can speak.
The anatomy of a meme
A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. Ideas can spread quickly over short distances, like when someone gets a great joke from a friend and tells it to another friend. Ideas can also spread globally because of activities like popular music, television shows, films, or books. In some cases, people participate in spreading memes without realizing they are doing so. For example, you might repeat information you heard on TV verbatim or post a picture that you saw on your friends’ Instagram feeds. Or maybe it’s something more passive: Did you ever say I’m hungry after reading about food online? This unintentional repetition happens all of the time with memes too!
What a meme says about you
But why are these jokes funny? What do they say about us as a culture, and our online behaviors? Here’s what we know about what memes say about us: They speak to universal truths. The idea behind a meme, after all, is to take something that everyone can relate to and use it as an example. We see ourselves in these jokes because we recognize ourselves in them—we’ve all had trouble with relationships or work or school at some point in our lives. We also like to laugh at ourselves; there’s no better way to make fun of your own foibles than by making a joke out of them. And finally, we have time on our hands—or at least more time than we used to.
What if there was an emoji meme?
The emergence of Facebook emoji means that now every word in a sentence can be replaced with an icon. These icons have been used to create famous memes such as feels good man, relatable and even Buzzfeed lists. In recent times, there has been a new addition to our favorite internet trends; simply titled 26047 meme. This new meme is taking over social media by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about it:
We asked designers how they would redesign the original Lego brick. Here’s what they came up with.
According to a survey commissioned by IIDA, nearly half of designers surveyed would change at least one thing about the iconic two-by-four brick that sparked creativity for generations. The most popular choice among respondents was reducing its size (14 percent), followed by adding something new to it (12 percent) and increasing its size (10 percent). According to respondents, they’d increase or add features that would make it sturdier, include safer construction methods and be easier to clean up. There are lots of reasons why someone might want to do such a thing. But changing even one detail might affect how people use Legos with each other — which could threaten what made them so much fun in the first place.