• @edgemaster72
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    926 days ago

    I guess that would make knowyourmeme the modern Rosetta Stone

    • @mojofrododojo
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      346 days ago

      perhaps, but it will be indecipherable due to the 42gb of advertisements and pop-ups it loads.

        • @Soggy
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          226 days ago

          It’s not already?

          • Voytrekk
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            32 days ago

            Or maybe websites can go back to simple ads that just have a picture with a link. Modern advertising is about harvesting your data, which is why I use an ad blocker. They also use a ton of resources that slow down websites.

            • @[email protected]
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              12 days ago

              We can’t close pandora’s box. Google ads are extremely profitable, nothing else comes close. I work for a company that uses ads as the main revenue source. We tried to avoid Google but it just makes no business sense. We’re talking 10 times the revenue compared to other major players. Google not only pays better, but the ads are just better.

              I’m very pessimistic. I’m pretty sure we’re heading in the direction where most websites will be DRM’d and impossible to block ads.

    • @ameancow
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      55 days ago

      If I become rich I will download the entirety of knowyourmeme and engrave it on a giant block of granite or carve it into the side of a mountain. Our descendants will thank me.

  • tiredofsametab
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    886 days ago

    I have no idea who the person is or what the context of the photo was, but just the cat + box part tells me all I need to know.

  • @Etterra
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    315 days ago

    As long as there are boxes and cats, everyone will know what this means for all time.

  • Ech
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    416 days ago

    There’s gonna be that one academic weirdo in 1000 years who’s focus is “Memes and Internet History of the 21st Century”.

    • @littlewonder
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      I’d bet money there are already thesises(??) theses (thanks, atomicorange!) and dissertations on this.

      • @[email protected]
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        There’s def already stuff like interpreting use of emojis. For example sometimes you have text messages show up in a court case and there are people who can officially “interpret” what the emojis mean for the court.

        • @cmbabul
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          66 days ago

          At least some portion of that have to be grifters

          • @Soggy
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            86 days ago

            An accurate statement to append to literally all human effort.

      • @atomicorange
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        96 days ago

        Theses is the plural of thesis. Kinda looks stupid out of context but there you go.

        • @lemonmelon
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          And the Ship of Theses is when you rewrite the seven parts of your dissertation so many times that you’re not sure if it’s even your original intent anymore

      • Ech
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        Oh, I’m sure there are plenty at the moment. It will just fade over time until it enters the same realm as something like “Clay Pots of Ancient Sites Found in The London Underground”.

    • @Etterra
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      105 days ago

      With the proliferation of memes, that’s probably going to be its own branch of academic study.

  • @recapitated
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    95 days ago

    I absolutely love the idea that hieroglyphics were all just period specific dank memes that we just don’t get because we’re not in.

  • @[email protected]
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    65 days ago

    A bit off topic, but I was playing RimWorld and ended up with a colonist nicknamed Real Estate. He got captured during a raid at one point. I kept waiting for the quest to rescue him so I could post this meme, but it never happened…

  • volvoxvsmarla
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    I remember the first time I was shown a meme by a friend. She showed me a rage comic on 9 gag and I absolutely didn’t get it obviously and she was desperate to explain and just said “yeah it’s not that funny but when you see them often you kinda start getting what they mean” and I thought that’s a stupid ass concept and wtf.

    Well, here we are now. It’s about 15 years later. By now I have a toddler who speaks “English” but it’s basically just meme quotes in fitting situations because her parents mostly communicate in memes.

    • @rockSlayer
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      Beautiful. You’re raising a top tier meme lord. Meme nostalgia is gonna be huge

  • Flying Squid
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    75 days ago

    That’s okay, some big thing like a Carrington Event is going to destroy the Internet as we know it one day and we’ll lose a huge chunk of human history that was never preserved any other way.

  • Noble Shift
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    If cats are still around then, then yes they will.

    You see, cats, even over a 1000 years will not evolve, because they are absolutely perfect specimens of life and there is no reason for them to change in any way. The other imperfect beasts around them are always having to evolve.

    According to cats.

  • littleblue✨
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    The fact that the reply used “hieroglyphics” and cats have been pulling this shit longer ago than those were used as written language… And said poster’s argument was that “someday” that wouldn’t be the case?

    Have they met a fucking cat?!