Just a brainfart. At school, I was taught on how languages and the media interact with each other to affect the audience.
Reading recent KYM articles, I’ve found that there’s quite a lot of details coming off on how the meme spread (e.g. due to one person spreading it through social media, etc.) but what I think is lacking is on the ’why’s several memes are popular and spread out to begin with.
Is it the humor? Is it the catchy catchphrase? Is it because of the manipulative languages that created infinite puns? Is it because of the music? Is it because of them being successfully forced for a certain party’s benefits? I think that some articles, especially the confirmed ones, need to be specific on the ’why’s such memes are spread out in order for a more complete research analysis and research, will then I think we can gain more understanding on Internet Memes as a whole, by finding patterns and such.
Just a thought. What do you think? Are Internet memes too spread out for general and conclusive statements about them? Are there just several things that needs no explanation (and thus makes their popularity self-explanatory)?
Eh, this is my first time posting here. ^^ Sorry if something is lacking.