Lessons from memes to take into 2018
2017: it’s been an interesting one. It’s been a great year for some reasons and a terrible one for a lot of reasons. But one thing is certain; it’s been a brilliant year for memes.
Memes are silly, but say what you will about social media, memes are special. There’s something fascinating as to why things gets shared by hundreds of thousands of people. And you think ‘why did that go viral?’
It’s New Year’s Eve. I could’ve written something about New Year’s Resolutions, but this is better.
Let’s take these meme lessons into 2018.
1. Persistence pays off
with a little help from Twitter… Probably the best tweet of the year, which became the most retweeted tweet of all time. When a guy wants his nugs, he gets his nugs. A true ‘started from the bottom’ story.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
— Wendy’s (@Wendys) May 9, 2017
2. Take things with a pinch of ‘Salt Bae’
If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it with a bit of flair and passion à la Salt Bae.
Ottoman steak pic.twitter.com/gXynE52EQE
— Nusret #saltbae (@nusr_ett) January 7, 2017
3. If you fall, style it out
It may just be the most success you have that year 😂! Like Gemma, make yourself into a ‘memay’*, put the Titanic theme tune to it, don’t stop talking about it. Ever.
In the words of Gemma:
So Wembley stadium people screaming my name and it was just OMG the best and worst moment of my LIFE ✌🏻I’ve always compared myself to Bridget Jones now this confirms it everyone ! Madonna stacks it I stack it 😝 guys I am ok and the show must go on ✌🏻😝✌🏻 it’s gone VIRAL
So, you know, fall over and you’ll become an icon like Madonna! Well. No, you won’t. You can think that though.
*For those who don’t speak TOWIE, ‘memay’ is how Gemma Collins pronounces meme.
4. Chat shit, give it your all and no-one will care what you’re going on about
Also, 2 + 2 = 4.
And if someone asks you to take off your jacket, just tell ’em babes, ‘Man’s not hot!’
The video that sparked a thousand memes… Here’s a collection of some of them.
Nothing further… I’ll just leave this here.
me: gently adds fries into the pot
the oil: pic.twitter.com/GtvnYLNRit
— rose-colored boy (@lilbabycurl) September 3, 2017
5. If you’re feeling tired, have some covfefe
But, seriously, if someone who tweets like they coughed on their keyboard can be President of the United States, you can do anything.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
Happy New Year, everyone!
And if, like me, you’re in the UK and will be listening out for the chimes of Big Ben as the clock strikes 12:00 tonight, may we all hear it do this:
Big Ben’s Final Ting pic.twitter.com/GYs7a4hZFv
— Dolan Dark (@DolanDark) September 2, 2017