The reason I am writing this post is because a lot of people were duped (including myself) by the Quitter Dry Erase Girl, who apparently quit her job with a bang. One day after the hoax, thechive.com came out to tell us we were pawns in their little game.
It was a great game – how do you start a meme? The Chive proved if you add a couple ingredients, like a hot girl, the name of a popular site and game, throw in a made up acronym and call it NEWS…well, a lot of people will take to it.
I suppose before we discuss “How to start a meme,” we should discuss what a meme is in the first place.
That’s it. An idea or concept that people connect with and spread it across the internet for all the world to see. Let’s go through an example to bring you up to speed:
KEANU IS SAD meme – a photo of Keanu looking sad on a park bench is on the web. People open up photoshop and start photoshopping Keanu into random photos and poses….POOF! You’ve got a cool little meme.
Yesterday, thechive.com put out a story about a girl dumping her boss and using a dry erase board as a final farewell to give him one last message. The story spread like wildfire.
Today, we learned it was all a hoax. BUT, thechive.com was kind enough to give a tutorial on HOW TO START A MEME.
Rather than lift every word from their post, I am linking to it HERE.