When Do Memes Stop Being Funny? – PBS Idea Channel

Brady from the PBS Idea Channel takes a deep look at memes. Why we have then, where they came from, and more importantly, why they die so fast.

Old meme is old. But why is this such a bad thing? Once the height of internetiness, the sight of a LOLCat now is unforgivable. Memes become passé crazy fast: after just months or even WEEKS of a new meme, we tire of the once hugely popular. Why does this happen, and happen so QUICKLY? Is it a reflection of the sheer volume of visual information we absorb from the internet? Or does it say something about this specific visual culture? Watch the episode and find out!

Is the internet over them? I hope not!

Business Baby, It’s A Meme Now

The newest meme hitting the net right now is Business Baby and it’s spreading like wildfire.

A few days ago a Redditor posted a picture of his friend’s toddler sitting at a table playing with a toy phone while eating breakfast. Another user turned it into a macro and reposted it with captions and the title of “No Bullshit Business Baby”. Other users started adding their own and the rest is how new memes are born. The meme has already jumped from Imgur to other meme generating sites and is only increasing in popularity. We’re calling it, this baby meme (pun intended) is official.

business baby meme
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