Memes take over social media

Shook Mr. Krabs meme has taken over the internet via social media.

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Shook Mr. Krabs meme has taken over the internet via social media.


Richard Dawkins coined the word “meme” in his book “The Selfish Gene.” Today, memes are a funny way that teens interact with each other. Memes, such as Shook Mr. Krabs and Dat Boi, have made themselves homes on numerous social media platforms such as Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram.

A very current, popular meme is the word “shook.” The formerly harmless word has now been turned into a trending meme all over the Internet. Simply adding a radial blur to any photo create what is known on social media as the “shook” meme.

On both Twitter and Instagram, Branden Miller, more commonly known as his Internet persona “Joanne The Scammer,” has become a hit. Posting videos and pictures of what he calls “the perfect Caucasian life” to Instagram and Twitter, Branden is quickly gaining followers on many social media accounts.

Childhood character Kermit the Frog is also becoming an Internet sensation. The first Kermit the Frog meme was invented after he was featured in an advertisement for Lipton Tea. Kermit sipping tea was immediately turned into a GIF that portrayed somebody “throwing shade” or to talking trash about an acquaintance or peer.

These new trending memes are becoming increasingly popular on YouTube and Twitter. The newly founded meme otherwise known as “earape” is accomplished by turning the bass and volume to any audio all the way up, causing a grumbling noise to come from the speakers. Many songs have been edited to create a jump scare at the bass drop of many songs.

The evolution in technology and social media has called for new trends. The meme is the way the internet has evolved to match technology’s evolution.