This week my Facebook feed has been flooded with "memes"- in this context, they are
graphics with large text in front of a related illustration. While some memes make general observations or pop culture references in order to be understood by the masses, the pictures that have been popping up on my page are inside jokes.
It seems that every university has created a meme page in the past week (that is, a page created by a student, not the college itself). It's just a way to satirize daily life- whether it's about some dorm having bad tasting water, or a specific department having the worst teachers.
I have to say, I find a lot of them funny, even ones I can't completely understand (they aren't directed at me anyway!) But more substantively, I fear it could be a tool to express opinions and argue, replacing prose with strawmen and pseudo-intellect. Less substantively, it can get pretty annoying after seeing the same joke over and over.
What does Ricochet think of these? Have you seen them? Do you find them funny?