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I've been on the internet for a while. I remember when the internet was just filled with a bunch of hobby sites for people who loved doing niche things. These days though, the internet is a part of our entire culture as a society. That said, does it ever bug you when you see internet memes acted out by people in real life? Specifically, people of the older generation who didn't exactly have the internet when they were growing up. I mean it takes me a second to process elderly people singing and dancing to [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0"]Psy - Gangnam Style[/url]; or even seeing it played and talked about on national television or older forms of media, like the radio. I mean MTV even invited Psy on one of their award shows, in a sad effort to stay relevant, [u]even though MTV primarily doesn't play music videos anymore[/u] and has been surpassed by internet video.

I really have to ask this because, [u]am I the only one freaked out when older people start doing strange things they found on the internet?[/u] I remember when the internet was mostly considered a nerdy thing to do, but that has really changed as time progressed and social media became more of a thing.

Also, my question is not just limited to older people, but people who don't primarily do anything tech related and are "average everyday" people. Everybody has a smart phone with internet in their pockets these days and [b]I just gotta know[/b] the opinions of some of you, cause I know Neowin is a very old community and I've been coming here for a while. (ignore my account registration)

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I have no problem with it, just shows how truly universal the internet has become to society as a whole
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Doesn't bother me in the slightest.

If it bothered someone then they'd remind me on the people on 4chan complaining that other sites steal memes from them. its like "its ours and you cant do it/say it/whatever"

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[quote name='Guth' timestamp='1355091512' post='595379900']
Doesn't bother me in the slightest.

If it bothered someone then they'd remind me on the people on 4chan complaining that other sites steal memes from them. its like "its ours and you cant do it/say it/whatever"
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That happened when the people on 9GAG then claimed ownership of said memes and accused 4Chan of "stealing" them. To each their own, in the end I like that they are out there because it means more people can get enjoyment out of them.
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Not at all. Why should I? Because they "don't belong?" Meh :/

I'm not good with analogies but this is like when some iPhone users hating when Instagram became available to Android.

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No, not really. :)

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Nope , but obviously the OP thinks internet srs bizness .

Get a life , or are memes all you have to worry about ? Internet is for everyone and you dont own the memes so anyone can use them. The Internets not your personal army so dont lay claim to it or how its used. Im amused that you think you have to be l33t or something to use them.

[img]http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i6/str8busta/NOT-SURE-IF-SRS.jpg[/img]
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No, it doesn't bother me because I'm an adult.

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[quote name='seanseany' timestamp='1355092598' post='595379936']
Nope , but obviously the OP thinks internet srs bizness .

Get a life , or are memes all you have to worry about ? Internet is for everyone and you dont own the memes so anyone can use them. The Internets not your personal army so dont lay claim to it or how its used. Im amused that you think you have to be l33t or something to use them.

[img]http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i6/str8busta/NOT-SURE-IF-SRS.jpg[/img]
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this 100x

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The internet as it is now it's nothing compared to what it was back in 1998... after that it became just a phantom of what it was, this however hasn't changed much from that point onward.

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The internet is now a part of ours lives. Its not a choice anymore. Which is a good thing but at the same time a bad thing. It will get worst and worst...

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I think it's better when they go mainstream. I usually think it's better when something goes mainstream.
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I think South Park covered the majority of the 'memes' subject :laugh:
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[img]http://www.omfgod.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/bread-cat-04.jpg[/img]

No the question that should bother you is that when you do your mem and no one pays it any attention (not my cats BTW)
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Internet meme's don't always bother me, but when they do...
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It used to bother me, but then i took an arrow to the knee...
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I love memes :)

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[quote name='webeagle12' timestamp='1355101183' post='595380162']
I love memes :)
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they need to remove the hand drawn ones. I've yet to see a single funny one. and the whole Le Me thing makes me want to punch the artist in the face.

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They make me feel proud to have the opportunity to grow up in an age where one person's idea / creation can be shared with the world.
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Remember Kids stop using your cell phone scooters and use only approved memes:

Peace Sign, Bunny Ears, and Fake Wiener.




[img]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2oac4ARaE1qg23cbo1_1280.png[/img]

[img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2oadkP6sn1qg23cbo1_1280.png[/img]

[img]http://ridicpics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/South-Park-Fake-Weiner-Meme.png[/img]

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[attachment=322982:481736_456574877733213_1182770693_n.jpg]
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YEP
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It bothers me that memes exist.

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I'm happy to report that I haven't got a clue what you lot are on about!

Now where did I leave my slippers ...

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Like certain songs, sometimes memes will get old if they're used a bit too often.

However... there is one that will never get old. [url="http://www.google.co.uk/search?num=10&q=spiderman+meme&tibm=isch&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi"]60's Spiderman[/url]. :p

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