Memes of the week: February 27 – March 4

Last week we posted a weekly rundown of SWTOR Memes we collected around the web. The article was well received, but some people asked us about what this meme thing is, so here’s a more than a little information on that. I pronounce it so it’s rhymes with ‘dream’; some pronounce it so it sounds like ‘mem’ (from mem-ory).

An Internet meme is an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. The idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word “more” as “moar” or “the” as “teh”. The meme may spread from person to person via social networks, blogs ( such as this), direct email, news sources, or other web-based services. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself. Internet memes can evolve and spread extremely rapidly, sometimes reaching world-wide popularity within a few days.

Internet memes usually are formed from some social interaction (Rage comic or reaction faces), pop culture reference (Xzibit in “Yo Dawg” or Bear Grylls in “Better drink my own piss”), or situation people often find themselves in (Socially Awkward Penguin or Futurama Fry / Not Sure If X). Many memes also come from video games (such as the “arrow in the knee” from The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim). For researchers it’s hard to track down the birthplace of memes due to their viral nature, as well as the high chance of the meme spreading to the major websites nearly instantly.

Check out what we got for you this week below:

Smugglers…..

By illusivedude

How Most of Us Play SWTOR

By Mn8809

Ops night, yeah you know it

By bizN

How I feel playing Warzones for the Republic

By ruready4thepenis

Nerd World Problems

By PnxNotDed

How i feel using speeders….

By Gwabin

WHY DO MY COMPANIONS HATE ME?!

By Ivelerious

It all makes sense now:

By BorrowedTune
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