As election day looms, “zinger” retweets and reblogs catapult political memes into the public eye.
SEATTLE — Internet meme (n.): “a catchy phrase or idea associated with an image, which often becomes viral online.”
During the presidential debates, my Twitter feed was aflutter with homemade memes and my Tumblr flooded with political commentary in that oh-so familiar form of white blocky text over photos.
The first memes I remember seeing were of the “I can haz” variety, but plenty has changed in the past few years, and now this internet art form has become a key part of the 2012 presidential election.
This became especially apparent during the months leading up to the first of the 2012 presidential debates. As October neared, Internet users of all ages were churning out Obama and Romney memes at full-speed.More