Background This meme references the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was released earlier this month. My meme is a tweet with two screenshots from my Animal Crossing gameplay. In the game, it’s possible for your character to get stung by wasps when you try to shake the trees for branches and fruit. […]Read more "Good intentions, poor execution: Meme campaign analysis"
I started this course with 707 followers on Twitter. As of April 26, I have 790 followers. That’s 83 new “friends” — pretty neat, I think. Thanks, Prof. Grygiel, for helping me realize that the underscore in my original handle was clunky (haleyannn_). Changing my handle is one of the many techniques I utilized to […]Read more "Ebb and grow: Twitter influence analysis"
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that the United States would withhold funding to the World Health Organization pending an investigation of WHO’s coronavirus response. Trump has been critical of WHO since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic, claiming the global agency has had a “China-centric” approach to preventing the virus from spreading. The United […]Read more "WHO, what, when, where? How Trump’s rhetoric drives Twitter discourse about the World Health Organization"
A meme, according to the Oxford dictionary, is “an element of culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.” In other words, memes are widely sharable artifacts, often humorous in nature, that travel throughout the internet. There’s little-to-no concern about copyright […]Read more "Making of a marvelous meme"