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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819,063 Total Clicks
May 10 - Jul 13
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Clever Clarification Memes - The Yes - But No Image Macro Denounces Commonly Held Misconceptions
SCORE 5.8
Warm 22,731 Clicks Pub: Nov 15, 11
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 - These Game of Thrones vs Star Wars Memes are a Hilarious Comparison
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Warm 24,595 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 13
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 - These Memes for Red Equality Offer Very Creative Variants
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Warm 8,752 Clicks Pub: Mar 30, 13
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 - Jeremiah Palecek Explores the World of 'WTF' Imagery
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Mild 11,488 Clicks Pub: May 17, 10
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 - The Rom Com 2012 Mitt Romney
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Mild 2,213 Clicks Pub: Sep 25, 12
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 - Ensemble Studio Theatre Puts Beverly Crusher into Strange Situations
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Mild 1,666 Clicks Pub: Mar 28, 13
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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