Remix, Slang and Memes: A New Collection Documents Web Culture (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Remix, Slang and Memes: A New Collection Documents Web Culture. “The Library of Congress just announced the release of the Web Cultures Web Archive Collection, a representative sampling of websites documenting the creation and sharing of emergent cultural traditions on the web…. Archived from the web starting in 2014, the new—and growing—collection of collaborative cultural creation includes reaction GIFs (animated images, often bodies in motion, used online as responses or reactions to previous posts in a communication thread); image macros (photographic images on which a funny caption is superimposed); and memes (in this context, internet phenomena).”

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