Image via Makr
Memes have been around since Paul Revere road through New England with the message: RED COTES B RIDIN LOL #REVO. That’s a long time. But while memes have taken on remixed and reinterpreted reality for awhile, when will memes themselves undergo a change? Must we always be saddled with the poorly Photoshopped advice animal?
Not if Makr has anything to do with it. The site touts itself as “a new kind of meme generator” and lives off the premise that anything can (and should) be meme-ified. That moody pic of Justin Bieber you have on your desktop? Meme it. That looping GIF of a parrot nibbling on a donut? Meme it. Have something hilarious to say about the elections via the medium of cats? Meme it. In classic web fashion, you can ‘remix’ any post, adding or subtracting text, and repost it. Create freestanding meme or add to an existing, rolling topic.
My biggest gripe is that Makr is a bit too “pretty”. The fonts aren’t IMPACTFUL enough, and you still can’t create an ‘advice animal’-style meme without uploading an existing image. Sort of defeats the purpose.
Still, if the idea of “meme ALL the things” catches on, Makr could be be in for quite a ride. What you think?