• A few hundred years ago, societies were completely dependant on verbal lore to keep their culture alive. The beliefs, ideals, and customs of different regions were encapsulated into stories and fairytales, a form which compacted these vast and abstract concepts into a package which could be disseminated easily and understood by anyone. While this method of passing on culture and history was effective, it was still limited by the fact it had to be spread by direct inter person. This factor became irrelevant with the introduction of technology, people became able to call people around the world, speaking across thousands of miles and spreading their folklore. The rate at which folklore could be spread increased exponentially, culminating in the most modern form of folklore today: memes.




  • Verbal Art, Folklore, Memes