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Episode 17: Memes and the Phenomenon of Viral Videos

A meme is an instantly recognizable, visual image, shared by Internet users – fast. These memes started out as organic videos that got shared with others, and if it got you on America’s Funniest Home Videos, even better. But now, the stakes are higher. Top trending videos on YouTube routinely reach over 30 million people. The ideas from these videos then get turned into pop culture fodder for a while. What does this new trend say about how we’re consuming media today? What does it say about what has importance in our lives? This episode explores the phenomenon of viral videos and memes.

Guests

AnnaOrso

 

Anna Orso

Reporter/Curator at Billy Penn

 

 

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Alison Novak

Assistant Professor, College of Communication and Creative Arts
Rowan University

 

 

 

Categories: Media Inside Out