The general definition of a meme is an element of culture that is passed from one person to another. However, the internet meme has taken on a life of its own. An internet meme is usually a captioned picture that is posted to a social media website and shared with friends which in turn share with all of their friends and so on. In the matter of days a very funny meme can be seen and shared by millions of people.
They are relevant in digital media and communication due to their social aspect and the fact that they are shared so easily and rapidly. Communication has become faster and faster due to the use of social media and memes have become very popular on these sites. Take a look at your facebook page right now and count how many meme posts there are. I’ve noticed that a lot of meme postings on social media websites offer an opinion, agreement or disagreement on something without actually using your own words to voice it.