A meme is an image or recording packaged in such a way as to communicate a message or capture the fancy of those who see/view/hear it. It is communicated via the Internet. Their explosive impact has come of age in today’s social media world.
A few minutes ago I received an e-mail from Auntie Bev, into which she had pasted several meme images. One caught my eye, and I’ve since been able to determine that it’s a true viral phenomenon, posted to thousands of blogs and Facebook accounts.
I’m not sure about the message of this meme. Perhaps it is that some cheaters are unstoppable. Or, masterful cheating is admirable. Perhaps the message is that because cheating is unstoppable, it’s OK to do it.
Using my screen capture utility, I have snipped the following image from another viral meme. It delivers quite a different message.
I suppose the message for this one is that opportunistic cheating is everywhere. Or, it might be that cheating is due to teacher carelessness. Whatever, the meme is funny. Darn kids. If this one would only try to learn as much as he tries to cheat.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht