Why do we love sharing memes?

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Entertaining others. Defining ourselves. Nurturing our relationships. A study into why people share memes finds some surprisingly wholesome motivations…

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Activities

  1. Do you agree with the results of the study? Discuss as a class and, then, come up with your own five reasons why people share memes.
  2. Last week, a study by Oxford University found that social media does not have a huge effect on teenagers’ mental health, contradicting many previous studies and news articles (including one of our own, above). Have a debate in your class: Is social media good or bad for young people?