// Posted by Max on 02/21/2012 (12:00 AM)
One of the crazes that I’ve noticed over the past two weeks that’s been exploding across the internet is the usage of memes, specifically those that are targeting specific colleges. While Memes are far from something that is new, having been coined as a term in 1976, these college themed memes have become viral, filling up most college student’s news feeds on Facebook across America. Indeed, a recent USA Today article talks about this explosion of meme-age, (http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-02-16/college-memes-go-viral/53119156/1).
In many ways this new phenomenon belies each college students’ desire to label their four years at university as unique, despite the fact that their medium of conveying this message often closely resembles other schools. However another type of meme seems to be trying to unify the college experience with shared experiences not unique to a single institution. Try quickmeme.com to explore the world of memes.
A Furman University Meme stolen from a friend’s Facebook