Know what I Meme?
I was talking to a colleague of mine about the latest YouTube sensation, Rebecca Black, and her song Friday. This song has had over 126 Million views in just a few months, but he had never seen it. He didn’t get my tres amusing reference to sitting in the back seat, and which seat would I choose? The deafening silence was a dead giveaway to his ignorance (not my overestimation of my humour!).
It turned out that he had never seen many of the videos that have passed into modern lore, and in fact into modern parlance. He had never seen the classic Double Rainbow, or David After The Dentist, or Charlie Bit My Finger.
In short, he had missed out on these memes.
Ah, I hear you ask. ‘What the heck is a meme?’
Pronounced like the word “team”, a meme is a an idea or style that is spread from person to person. Nowadays, memes are spread electronically, often via a YouTube video. People often get the link in an email or via Twitter, play the video for a few seconds, and then you’re “in” on the joke.
But what if you don’t get video links in your emails, or have a Twitter account?
That’s where we can help.
People send me links to interesting, innovative or just plane crazy videos and websites all the time. You never really know which ones will cross over into meme territory, but Charlie Bit My Finger – Again! sure did, with 313 Million views so far.
So here is one new video that is doing the rounds and may even become a meme in its own right.
Here is the set up; there are two twins, and they are in the middle of a conversation. That only they can understand!
Check it out.
It’s had over 22 million views since February, and was doing the rounds a few weeks ago.
So the next time someone says you’re “Talking like a Twin” you’ll know what they’re on about.
So what memes do you think are good enough to share? (Keep ‘em clean, though!)