Texts From Hillary Is The Latest Internet Meme
Texts From Hillary and Until I Took an Arrow to the Knee
Texts From Hillary Is A Hilarious Internet Meme
Richard Dawkins, in his 1979 book entitled The Selfish Gene, invented the term “meme” to explain the movement of information among people with a shared culture.
The term Internet Meme has come to mean a piece of digital content that spreads rapidly online, mutating as various people alter its details before passing it along via message boards, forums, or e-mail or in more recent times via social network sites like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. It can also mean a piece of material that is viewed by so many people that it has become iconic and generally associated with a specific era in the rapidly expanding history of the Internet.
It turns out that memes really do come true. And with that phrase Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe corked the bottle on one the most phenomenally successful viral Websites or Internet Memes to come along in a very long while. Early this month Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe put up a Tumblr site that depicted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interacting with celebrities and politicians via text messages. Their creation, using a photo taken by Time magazine photographer Diana Walker of the Secretary in C-17 flight last fall from Malta to Tripoli, called Texts From Hillary instantly went viral and has been viewed millions of times.
Some Internet Memes are arcane, insider references or catch phrases like the phrase "...until I took an arrow to the knee" which references what some would say is a too often spoken line in the hugely popular video game The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. There are several Tumblr sites where people post clever riffs on this Meme. Here's the best one. You might have recently heard someone say they used to be good at something or was recently on a diet "until I took an arrow to the knee".