[Fieldguide] Article Review on: The Negative Side of Memes

Article URL link:

http://elit.umwblogs.org/2012/03/14/the-negative-side-of-memes/

 

The article of The Negative Side Of Memes, by Kevin on Electronic Literature, talks on memes on the internet and how the are regarded as a form on digital literature (in this case, one that is negative). It argues that these are quite popular online because of how argumentative and provocative they can be, especially the memes that are based on racism and sexism. This alone is an important reason for its negative contribution to the the darkness found in the web. The article uses the examples of two popular memes online that belong to these two categories for analysis. Overall, this article shows how this form of communication online is just another negative component to the dark side of the web.

 

Level of darkness on the internet: 6/10

 

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