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Darkness Diffusion

Internet users turn to memes in order to better relate to serious issues

Implications - The pervasiveness of memes is undeniably on the rise, but consumers, particularly young people who are active online, are responding more strongly to content that diffuses serious issues using humor. Highly sharable, and creating a way to more comfortably discuss sensitive topics, these pieces serve to comment on serious issues in a less controversial way.
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6 Featured, 53 Examples:
839,539 Total Clicks
Date Range:
May 10 — Jul 13
Trending:
Warm

Featured Examples

Clever Clarification Memes
Clever Clarification Memes
The Yes - But No Image Macro Denounces Commonly Held Misconceptions
If you've ever been asked something ignorant based on commonly held misconceptions or stereotypes, then you'll no doubt relate to the words of this Yes - But No image macro. The brightly colored swatches… MORE
Humorous Hybrid Fantasy Memes
Humorous Hybrid Fantasy Memes
These Game of Thrones vs Star Wars Memes are a Hilarious Comparison
These Game of Thrones vs Star Wars memes are the perfect combination of two powerhouse programs coming together to create something hilarious. This meme features a battle between characters, where... MORE
Marriage Equality Internet Memes
Marriage Equality Internet Memes
These Memes for Red Equality Offer Very Creative Variants
The latest meme to sweep through social media and the rest of the Internet is the recent ‘Red Equality’ images that are in support of marriage equality and the legalization of gay... MORE
Meme Surrealism
Meme Surrealism
Jeremiah Palecek Explores the World of 'WTF' Imagery
Self-proclaimed "Internet Surrealist" Jeremiah Palecek is widely known online for his gorgeous oil paintings of video games, 80s movies, and internet memes. In his latest works he has turned to exploring… MORE
Romantic Republican Memes
Romantic Republican Memes
The Rom Com 2012 Mitt Romney
There are two politicians that are on many people’s minds right now, but while one is being touted for his democratic sensibilities, the other is being turned into internet memes like the Rom... MORE
Sci-Fi Character Tumblrs
Sci-Fi Character Tumblrs
Ensemble Studio Theatre Puts Beverly Crusher into Strange Situations
There are Tumblrs dedicated to strange subject matters and Tumblrs dedicated to celebrity adulations; Ensemble Studio Theatre of Los Angeles has combined a bit of both to create a page devoted to... MORE

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