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Charles Dana Gibson: Father of the Meme

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Charles Dana Gibson: Father of the Meme

Chances are, if you have an account on a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you've probably seen more than your fair share of memes. Those silly, quirky, sometimes even outrageous images with crude black and white captions that take the internet by storm one year and are all but gone the next. Here are a few examples of memes from our social media: But what specifically is a meme? Couldn't we use that word to describe other types of viral imagery, even predating the internet? That depends. Wikipedia defines an Internet Meme specifically as "a type...

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