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Watching memes helps relieve stress, scientists have now confirmed this by studying how funny pictures reduce pandemic anxiety. What kind of jokes affect us most positively and at the expense of what?
In 2021, the American Psychological Association studied how viewing memes helps to cope with stress: scientists traced the connection between watching jokes about COVID-19 and the ability to overcome fear about the coronavirus. Scientists explained the positive impact of memes by obtaining positive emotions in conjunction with the ease of processing information. Simply put, funny pictures with cats act like a kind of “joy pill” that is quickly absorbed by the brain.
The experiment involved 799 volunteers aged 18 to 88, among whom were 54.7% women, 44.4% men. 0.9% of participants did not indicate gender or identified themselves as non-binary persons.
The global collective experience of co-experiencing the pandemic has become unique in today's society. Perhaps, for the history of mankind as a whole, neither the famous medieval plague nor the Spanish flu epidemic were so large-scale. In addition, they did not have such massive information support as the coronavirus.
In this situation, memes have become the easiest way to reflect on what is happening: a flurry of jokes about the coronavirus was probably a form of collective emotional protection from the stress caused by the emergence of a new deadly disease. Such a reaction is quite logical, because overcoming stress is associated not only with the elimination of the stressor itself, but also with the perceived degree of readiness to face it. Humor also helps to devalue the problem somewhat and reduce the fear of it.
Here are some funny memes that we collected on 9gag.
9GAG is a Hong Kong-based online platform and social media website that allows users to upload and share "user-generated content" or other content from external social media sites. The internet meme collection platform was launched on July 1, 2008, and its popularity has grown on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The site was created in 2009–2010 by a group of five Hong Kong residents: University of Hong Kong student Ray Chan, his brother Chris Chan, Derek Chan, Marco Fung and Brian Yu with the intention of creating an alternative online email platform where users could Easily share humorous photos or videos. In a 2012 interview, its CEO Ray Chan declined to explain the origin of the name "9GAG".
Building the company with a "just for fun" mentality, the co-founders of 9GAG started using 9GAG as a resume. 500 Startups accelerator program constructor. During the summer program, the 9GAG team worked on other startup ideas including StartupQuote and Songboard. Following the 500 Startups accelerator program, 9GAG participated in the Y Combinator incubator and its user base increased to 70 million unique visitors worldwide per month. The 9GAG co-founding team has discontinued all other projects and turned its focus exclusively to 9GAG. 500 Startups received shares for helping and mentoring.
In July 2012, 9GAG raised additional $2.8 million in funding from Silicon Valley venture capital, including Greycroft Partners. In August 2012, 9GAG received another US$2.8 million in funding from Silicon Valley venture capitalists including True Ventures and Greycroft Partners as well as individual investors such as Christopher Sacca, Kevin Rose and Naval Ravikant. This funding has helped grow the 9GAG engineering team in both Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. 9GAG is headquartered in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, with offices in Mountain View, California.
9GAG users and administrators may also re-post content (usually without the consent of the respective authors) from other websites (e.g. 4chan, Newgrounds, Reddit, SomethingAwful, FunnyJunk, YTMND, Instagram, etc.), replacing the original site's watermark with own. In 2011, 9GAG and 4chan disputed the authorship of internet memes published on both sites, with each company claiming the memes originated from their own site. As 9GAG co-founder Ray Chan stated, "9GAG doesn't create memes or rage comics, but helps spread them." In a 2015 article by Slate, writer Amanda Hess described 9GAG's reposting of Instagram content as part of an "online joke-stealing ecosystem".
4.Dad and the dog
No matter how, when and who, but for sure 9gag is a positive vibe with memes that increase our optimism.
The effect depends on the type of memes. The lowest level of stress from the coronavirus was found in those participants in the experiment who watched jokes directly about COVID-19. Such a result was not obvious in advance - scientists assumed that memes on abstract topics could act more strongly by switching attention. It is also worth noting that while the memes with animals and children were considered more cute and evoked more positive emotions, their anti-stress effect was less.
The authors of the study did not measure the duration of the therapeutic effect of memes, so you should not take them as a universal tool in the fight against anxiety. Also, do not forget that memes can be no less dangerous than bad news - for example, if they are spread by conspiracy theorists, basing jokes on pseudoscientific information.
The negative impact of an overabundance of information on the psyche is a well-known fact. And while reading news, especially related to the coronavirus, can be useful (you need to be aware of what is happening), due to how alarming such content can be, the WHO recommended consuming such information in a dosed manner.
Even at the beginning of the pandemic, a study was published in which the authors argued that widespread coverage of the topic of COVID-19 can increase the negative consequences of the epidemic in society. The scientists' conclusions were partly based on the history of coverage of past disasters. For example, in the three years after September 11, 2001, there was a spike in cardiovascular disease in people who actively followed the information about the attack and began to worry about their safety. Those who monitored information about the Ebola outbreak for several hours a day faced similar consequences.
9.U mad bro?
18.Work from home
23.Washing the dishes
24.When you get home
26.Leave my family
30.What people want
34.Wishing to rain
37.And here we
40.Design the cover
43.Here it comes
50 Dogecoin memes: Elon Musk's cryptocurrency coin that has soared to $40 billion in market share
The virtual currency Dogecoin reached a record level this week and has a capitalization of 86 billion dollars, surpassing world-renowned companies. However, its co-founder, Billy Marcus, is far from one of the rich in the world.
Billy Marcus, 38, now works as a programmer for an education company. He revealed that he sold all his virtual coins in 2015 and used the profits to buy a second-hand Honda Civic.
He now says he's surprised to see the huge value of Dogecoin, which has reached a higher market capitalization than Honda.
The Dogecoin virtual currency was launched in 2013, being an allusion to Bitcoin and the "Doge" meme, two of the most popular items on the internet that year. The company's logo is composed of a gold coin, similar to Bitcoin, on which appears the head of a Shiba Inu dog.
Dogecoin was successful and the market value of the company exceeded 100 million dollars in the year of launch, but later decreased, in 2014 being worth only a third of that amount.
A year later, in a financial stalemate after losing his job, Marcus sold all the coins. He did not know then what wealth might bring him six years later.
However, Billy Marcus says that he still has a few cryptocurrencies, which he does not intend to give up, just so as not to repeat the mistake of 2015.
While automaker Honda Motor has a market capitalization of $ 54.52 billion in 2021, Doge has overtaken the company with a market capitalization of $ 86 billion.
Dogecoin also surpassed Ford Motor Company, which has a market capitalization of $ 45.6 billion, and even defeated the social media giant Twitter, which has a market capitalization of $ 43.6 billion.
Doge is considered a resounding success, and accelerated growth seems to be just beginning. In fact, the cryptocurrency began to grow, especially after billionaire Elon Musk posted several messages on Twitter about it.
Dogecoin hit $ 0.69 on May 5, 2021 and is trying to reach its first $ 1 target. Doge has risen 60 percent in just two days, and investors hope to cross the $ 1 threshold on May 8, 2021.
3.Everywhere I go
7.Memes all day
8.You get more
14.The first one
16.That’s a lot
19.The DOGE i have
25.All you need?
26.A lot of Dogecoin
43.I own doge
44.Ended the decade
50.I need one
Best 30 Valentine's Day funny memes to share with your loved one - Bemorepanda
Valentine's Day, the Western holiday of love is celebrated every year on February 14. On this day, lovers around the world celebrate Valentine's Day. This holiday, when people send about 150 million greeting cards, is considered the second most popular holiday after Christmas.
The origin of this holiday of lovers is not clear even today, there are only the legends that mysteriously surround this day and that have in their center St. Valentine. The first attestation of February 14 was in the year 498, when three saints were appointed by Pope Gelasius I, the date of their celebration being this day.
But the holiday remains associated with the name of Valentine in Rome, who was sent to prison for secretly officiating marriages for soldiers who were forbidden to do so. While in prison, he allegedly healed his guardian's daughter, Asterius. It seems that, before the execution, he would have sent her a letter, which he signed with "your Valentine", as a sign of goodbye.
On the other hand, other legends claim that this day is celebrated in early February, because during this period the Roman holiday Lupercalia took place. The event took place around February 15 and honored fertility, Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, but also Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.
Bemorepanda collected a top of funny memes for this day.
- Valentine's Day is coming
2.Do you have a crush?
3.Around the corner
4.Violets are blue
5.The day of love
6.Single on Valentine's Day
7.It's Valentine's Day
8.Stuff of love
10.Spending Valentine's Day
11.Solo for too long
12.Kanye likes kanye
14.Saved money on Valentines Day
16. What about lonliness
18.Valentines Day less than 2 weeks away
20.Do I have a date for Valentines Day?
21.Treating you right
22.This fish, is my fish
25.When bae text you love messages
27.The day I met you
28.Hi there, how are you
29.I am not the best
30.Both crazy, but you're in love
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a staunch supporter of fair and deserved salaries, who was also a Democratic presidential candidate but lost his nomination to Biden. The politician is also known for his practical clothing choices, as evidenced by his latest outing in the world, the one at the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday. The photo, in which he sits alone on a warmly dressed chair, has become the most viral and discussed this week, and users have not hesitated to create memes on the subject.
Sanders enjoyed the strongest political support from young voters, but that did not help him become the Democratic presidential candidate either. The senator still seems to remain the favorite of young Americans, forgetting how actively his unusual presence at the inauguration event is discussed.
While the day belonged to Biden, the meme with Sanders became a show full of fun and entertainment, creating the impression that the inauguration of the new president is a second political event.
The first posts on social media were about how he looks, about his unusual, relatively unpleasant outfit. Some users saw in Sanders uncles, grandparents and fathers at a boring family party.
Then, memes appeared in which users took the original image and found new locations for the famous photo. And Bemorepanda collected it for you.
5.Game of thrones
10.On the top
13.Keep the secret
19.No eyes for this
21.Read the news
25.A good selfie
26.Wear warm clothes