Memes and Convergence Culture


This video is an interesting (although rudimentary) look at convergence culture and how the idea of “memes” plays out across the concept, specifically by looking at Grumpy Cat. Memes aren’t something we addressed in class, but I think they’re interesting to consider as the world quickly becomes more and more Internet-savvy, because even your grandma knows what a meme is. While they’re oftentimes really problematic, they’re also incredibly popular so I think they’re an important trend to think about when discussing convergence culture.


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