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    Jul 14    
Pop Moments: Pepsi Will Rock You
         
 
 
             

What is a meme? To quote an article from Contexts magazine:

"According to Patrick Davison, ‘an Internet meme is a piece of culture, typically a joke, which gains influence through online transmission.’ Limor Schifman defines them as ‘cultural information that passes along from person to person, yet gradually scales into a shared social phenomenon.’ The availability of social media means that any piece of Internet content has the potential for an enormous audience. Websites like Know Your Meme chronicle popular Internet trends almost as quickly as they emerge.” READ THE REST OF THE CONTEXTS ARTICLE HERE

For more on memes, visit Social Media Collective.

   
    Jul 12    
When do Memes Stop Being Funny?
         
 
 
             

You can find the original Brony documentary here: http://popculturefreaks.tumblr.com/post/87697937563/the-brony-chronicles.

   
    Jul 12    
Are Bronies Changing the Definition of Masculinity?
         
 
 
             

   
    Jul 12    
What are the Worst Video Games Ever?
         
 
 
             

   
    Jul 12    
Why are there so Many Superhero Movies?
         
 
 
             

   
    Jul 11    
How Local and how Scripted is Your Local News?
         
 
 
             

   
    Jul 11    
Herbert Gans: Popular Culture & High Culture
         
 
 
             

   
    Jul 11    
Laura Grindstaff: Culture & Popular Culture
         
 
 
             

   
    Jul 11    
Horkheimer and Adorno: The Culture Industries
         
 
 
             

   
    Jul 11    
Age Issues in Marketing