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Comparative Opinions: Social Media – Episode 15

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Host David and Holly, and guest host Julia, talk social media. Our history with different platforms, what we use them for, things that are different. It consumes so much of our lives today… seemed like a thing to talk about. Tell us about your life with social media!

Comparative Opinions is a weekly half-hour-ish podcast hosted on ComparativeGeeks.com. Subscribe for new episodes every Sunday!

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Music is by Scott Gratton: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/Intros_and_Outros

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Wordless Wednesday 11 – 50 Years of Star Trek!

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Ok, “wordless” might be a dirty, dirty lie…

Meme Monday Episode 2: I Am Not a Pretty Cosplayer, But I Am Your Internet Captain

Happy Monday, loyal followers. This week, I want to continue our journey started only seven days ago and run through a few more of my favorite sources for funny and/or tasteless memes. Think of me sort of like the driver of the Magic School Bus, and tasteless Internet memes like the human circulatory system. Yeah.

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Cosplayer Karen Roberson

Except that isn’t me. That’s cosplayer Karen Roberson, and you should check out her page at Karen Cosplays. Moving on. . .

Do your interests run toward the horrific or bizarre with a dash of humor? Then Cthulhu Hand Luke may be just your bag. Here, you see their strong suit—they can take something commonplace or innocent (such as a little girl observing a gigantic manatee at an aquarium), and add a little something to it to make you uncomfortable. Some of their content is not for the squeamish, but if your meme interests run toward the fancifully dark, check them out.

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Meme taken from Cthulhu Hand Luke on Facebook

Are you a fan of Dragon Ball Z? 80s/90s nostalgia? Insightful observations from anime characters that hit a little too close to home sometimes? Let me introduce you to the prince of all skinny jeans, Hipster Vegeta.

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Meme taken from Hipster Vegeta on Facebook

Though this page doesn’t post as often as others, their content is usually pretty funny. I’d recommend giving them a follow, especially since the page seems to be going through a growth period right now. Anyone who is a fan of Dragon Ball Z, and/or Team Four Star‘s content, will enjoy it.

You can also find passably funny memes in unexpected locations, such as official or semi-official fan pages and news sources. A Marvel throwback joke is presented below without further comment.

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Meme taken from Marvel Universe Rocks My World on Facebook

Check out Marvel Universe Rocks My World and the many, many others subcategories of *Blank* Rocks My World available from similar creators for more laughs.

Thanks for stopping by and giving me a read. Share your own thoughts and memes below in the comments. Next week, we’ll begin a journey through early Internet meme history. Stay tuned!

Meme Monday Episode 1: This is This!

Good day, everyone! Welcome to the first installment in what I hope will become my mainstay here at Comparative Geeks—my Meme Monday rundown. Today, I’ll expose all of you to a few of my favorite sources for memes on Facebook and provide some recent examples from them.

What, then, exactly is a meme? Running a basic Google search for the term returned two definitions, one regarding the passing on of culture or behavior among individuals through exposure, and the other simply being a funny bit of anything from the Internet shared among individuals. Let’s take the two together and complicate those definitions with this bit from one of my favorite pages on which to read random collections of thoughts, or even quasi-famous quotes, WordPorn:

And let that be our guiding light as we observe the absurd and find within it humor and a bit of mad genius.

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How Much Do You Share Online?

The other day I wrote about the good that can come from the Internet; today I want to talk about some of the darker side. There is this line that we all have to walk when we post things online. Some people don’t even get near the line and some don’t realize the line even exists and willingly cross over it. That line is the point where we are sharing to a point of potentially compromising ourselves or maybe others.

The place that we have really started thinking about this is with a child on the way. How much do you really share about and of your kids? I try and be careful of what I post online and tend to share with friends only to be careful; there is still that extra consideration when thinking about sharing stuff about my child. With the rate and pace at which things can be shared online and the fact that once they are there it does not just go away, there is some consideration to be made to how much we might share online and how we choose to share it. Continue reading