The PBS Idea Channel Explains Why Memes Get Old So Quickly

 - Mar 24, 2014
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The PBS Idea Channel made a video that tries to explain why Internet Memes get old so quickly. The video explains that Memes become passé so fast due to the sheer number of them being produced and the speed at which people make them. Within months, weeks, sometimes even days, some of the most popular Memes get put on the back-burner.

The volume of visual information people absorb through the Internet makes us feel that these Memes are wasting our time because they are so present. Being "forced" to see so many Memes while you browse the Internet causes us to get bored of Memes even before we see them. The ubiquitous nature of Memes also adds to the boredom—no matter how many times a Borat "My Wife" Meme is made, it’s still a Borat "My Wife" joke.