memes

OK boomer meme online culture generations

The discursive construction of the OK boomer meme

Article
Elle Lüchau
10/01/2020
12 minutes to read

In this article, I analyse the discursive construction of the OK boomer meme, examining its political and ideological significance and its different modes of use in a digital media system.

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Ok boomer and the 'generation war'

Article
Leonie Milder
04/12/2019
14 minutes to read

By now, everyone has heard of it. The term ‘ok boomer’ has gone viral. The term comes from 'Baby Boomer', a name for the generation born between 1946 and 1964. Now, it means something completely different as the 'generation war' rages on.

Area 51 raiders

Area 51 raiders: from meme to micro-population?

Article
Leonie Milder
03/12/2019
16 minutes to read

A Facebook event called 'Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us' went viral in the summer of 2019 and gave rise to 'Area 51 raiders'. Two million people said they'd be 'going'. Its impact was huge, but are Area 51 raiders a micro-population?

Meme communities and how to meme correctly

Interview
The Editors
03/06/2019

What are memes? And why is it important to study them? Ondřej Procházka is a PhD researcher affiliated with Charles University and Tilburg University. His research focuses on Internet meme communities and their sociolinguistic aspects.

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Globalization and the emergence of Chinglish and Greeklish

Paper
Xiao Lu
15/02/2019
9 minutes to read

Chinglish and Greeklish are taken over. This paper argues that in times cultural globalization, English becomes localized and gradually integrated into local communities due to the development of information technology.

Eating disorder sufferers on Twitter

Article
Tara van Dijk
08/01/2019
12 minutes to read

There is a social dimension to people suffering from an eating disorder. On platforms such like Twitter they form a social group. How is it to be a member of this community?