Meme Culture

By Basimah Muhammad
May 9, 2019

Memes have an effect on society and culture. How and why are memes so reflective of social culture? How are memes being used in the world of a teenager and why does it matter to them? What makes memes so relatable and is there possible mental health benefits to creating/liking/sharing them?

"Memes (discrete units of knowledge, gossip, jokes and so on) are to culture what genes are to life. Just as biological evolution is driven by the survival of the fittest genes in the gene pool, cultural evolution may be driven by the most successful memes.— Richard Dawkins