The Message is a Meme

  
By:  perrie-halpern  •  2 months ago  •  53 comments

The Message is a Meme
In the original introduction to the word meme in the last chapter of 'The Selfish Gene,' I did actually use the metaphor of a 'virus.' So when anybody talks about something going viral on the Internet, that is exactly what a meme is, and it looks as though the word has been appropriated for a subset of that. Richard Dawkins

Internet memes, (pronounced Meems) have become a way of spreading a message virally, as described by Richard Dawkins and apparently it's true. Even on NT, our busy little meme-makers, send their message far and wide. How do I know this? I will tell you.  

I had a funny little discussion about internet Memes impact with one of our members who loves a good meme and they told me that they could find their meme on Google. This surprised me. I mean I know that we have a footprint out on the interwebs after being around for almost 10 years, but our memes showing up on google hit me as odd. 

So I googled thenewstalkers.com memes, and OMG, there we were... years worth of memes generated by our members. 

So the next time you think our message is getting lost out there on the internet, think again. We might not be one of the biggest sites out there, but our discussions do have an impact. 


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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 months ago

Well all you creative types, you have a win here. But please remember, memes can not be used as an article... yeah I know... I'm a killjoy. This is equally about our discussions we have here and why we should keep them interesting, informative and yes even funny. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    2 months ago

I make memes sometimes, or borrow them from some other source,  and I think they are clever or funny, but I would still rather bang out a couple good paragraphs expressing my opinion on something. 

But truthfully, I think more people look at the memes than read the paragraphs.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    2 months ago
But truthfully, I think more people look at the memes than read the paragraphs.

I think they do both. It just depends on the individual. 

btw.. borrowing memes doesn't count! Only original ones do.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2  It Is ME    2 months ago

"We might not be one of the biggest sites out there, but our discussions do have an impact."

COOL ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1  Krishna  replied to  It Is ME @2    2 months ago
We might not be one of the biggest sites out there, but our discussions do have an impact."

It nice to know that people on the Internet often cite what they see on our little site! (Shows a lot of foresight for us to post them!)

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Krishna @2.1    2 months ago
(Shows a lot of foresight for us to post them!)

Oh noooooooooo !

Does that mean everything is gonna be META now ? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

Cool. jrSmiley_36_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  It Is ME @2.1.1    2 months ago

No, it means we can discuss memes or post ours. Pick one!

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.2    2 months ago
No, it means we can discuss memes or post ours. Pick one!

Can we do both ? 

It was a Joke Perrie. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.4  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.2    2 months ago

Yes, I love when you discuss me in your posts.

Oh, wait...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
3  al Jizzerror    2 months ago

I create lots of memes.

800

800

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 months ago

I'm going to need a raise since my memes are the only ones on the site that are photo shopped and meme'd originally. Mine trend on google too, then get picked up on Reddit and live forever.

This one has done very well.

384

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @4    2 months ago

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4.1.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    2 months ago

384

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @4.1.1    2 months ago

I had fun when I posted it a few minutes ago. 

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
4.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @4    2 months ago

Here's a freebie.

800

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

How does one make a meme?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Trout Giggles @5    2 months ago

My first attempt: 256

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Trout Giggles @5    2 months ago
How does one make a meme?

I use makeameme.org because it's free.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.2    2 months ago

I photoshop an image and then well then i make the meme.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.2    2 months ago

256

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5.2.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.2.1    2 months ago
I photoshop an image

I rarely do that anymore.  I was spending too much time trying to create the perfect image.

Now I just search Google images and find an image I like; then I add my message using makeameme.org.

It's quick and easy.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.2.3    2 months ago

It was easy. I searched for cat photos and inserted the text and there I am.

 
 
 
Ender
5.2.5  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.2.4    2 months ago

I am lazy. I just google.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5.2.6  al Jizzerror  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.2.2    2 months ago

Ewwwww.

His tail looks like it's his penis.

Dogs know how to relax.

800

 
 
 
Ender
5.2.7  Ender  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.2.6    2 months ago

Does the meme maker do gifs?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5.2.8  al Jizzerror  replied to  Ender @5.2.7    2 months ago
Does the meme maker do gifs?

No.

Butt there are also free gif makers available.

 
 
 
Ender
5.2.9  Ender  replied to  al Jizzerror @5.2.8    2 months ago

I found one and tried it. It sends it back in an mp4 format that won't take here.

Oh well.

 
 
 
It Is ME
6  It Is ME    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
Ender
6.1  Ender  replied to  It Is ME @6    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Ender @6.1    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
7  al Jizzerror    2 months ago

If you search (Google images) "al jizzerror's memes" you'll see a few of my memes.

800

800

800

800

800

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
8  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.1  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @8    2 months ago

512

See, now I have to keep you after class. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9  JohnRussell    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
JohnRussell
10  JohnRussell    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
JohnRussell
11  JohnRussell    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
11.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @11    2 months ago

What is it with you and that topic?  How can you spend so much time talking about Trump's thingy?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
11.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @11.1    2 months ago

That meme is 3 or 4 years old , and this is the first time I have posted it since. 

Now if you want to talk about you and trannies , then we have something. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
11.2  author  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @11    2 months ago

Everyone these should be original memes, please.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
11.2.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11.2    2 months ago

Good luck with that.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
11.2.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11.2    2 months ago

Why did you delete my comment to you?  It wasnt a coc violation

 
 
 
Ender
12  Ender    2 months ago

I prefer gifs actually. Pisses some people off though.  haha

512

 
 
 
It Is ME
12.1  It Is ME  replied to  Ender @12    2 months ago

The Real Pennywise. jrSmiley_40_smiley_image.gif

512

 
 
 
Ender
12.1.1  Ender  replied to  It Is ME @12.1    2 months ago

Never got the spider thing.

 
 
 
It Is ME
12.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  Ender @12.1.1    2 months ago

The older movie was intensely great.....You just couldn't wait until the next night. jrSmiley_19_smiley_image.gif

I was soooooooooo disappointed after that popped up. It was like ….."Shit, why the heck did spend all that time watching it to just see a big spider in the end".  I forgot all about the scary clown up to that point. jrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
13  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 months ago

512

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
14  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

256

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
14.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Trout Giggles @14    2 months ago

800

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
14.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  al Jizzerror @14.1    2 months ago

How do I make mine bigger?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
14.1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Trout Giggles @14.1.1    2 months ago

Viagra.

Oh, sorry, you were talking about your meme.

When you click the square with the little arrow the "embed local media" menu opens.  There's a "size" option on the upper left side.  When you click it a top down menu gives several size options.  Use "xxxlarge-800px" for a big pic.

800

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
14.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  al Jizzerror @14.1.2    2 months ago

Got it.

And size does matter.....

 
 
 
dave-2693993
15  dave-2693993    2 months ago

Meeme challenged here...

Was it Alphapha who said "eems, eems, full of beans"?

 
 
 
CB
16  CB     2 months ago

This is on MemeWorld.com this morning. I call it:

NO LAUGHING MATTER.

The meme.

To be clear, it is not anything I dreamed up. Now, I ask you which is worse the mememaker or the President for setting the stage?

 
 
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