How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

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Ahem, excuse me. I'm Jocelyn and I'm kind of a nerd. Aside from being a Political Science major at the University of Central Florida, I am a gamer and a musician. Well.. I wouldn't call me a musician, but I play a few instruments (bass guitar being my favorite). I'm the biggest Star Wars fan in the world!! As I stated previously, I'm a big time gamer. I worked at GameStop for over a year and half and I play all systems (handheld and consoles) and all game types. Obviously being a Political Science major, I am quite vocal when it comes to my political views.

I think those are all the passions I have. Oh, and the Office is the best show ever! Season 5 on DVD September 8!!!

And that's all you need to know about Jocelyn!

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