I noticed with the recent passing of Adam West (may he RIP) that a lot of memes are out there about it, most of which are Batman related. All of them sad. But it got me to thinking, if you want to stay ahead of the game and go viral maybe for the first time ever in your life, try this on for size.
All you have to do is, think of a popular celebrity. The older the better. For this example we’ll use Betty White. I love Betty White. Have since I was a kid watching Golden Girls with my mom. Hell, she’s still popular, and she’s 95. She deserves it though, because she’s awesome.
So you take her and create a meme, to memorialize her after her passing. To honor her. To say goodbye. Find a good picture of her, which is just about every one, and then write something nice on it, but kinda sad. Since she was on Golden Girls, the theme song to that show would work perfect.
Something like this.
Or whatever. Make it then save it to a secret folder with all of the other memes you’ve made like this, like one for Alan Alda, Mick Jagger, Dakota Fanning, and Steven Seagal. When the day comes and they pass, you’ll be ready.
Betty’s doing so well that she’ll probably outlive all of us, God willing, but for the sake of this lesson, let’s say she passes before you do. When you hear the news, you can go to Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and Tumblr and Myspace and post that picture you made. You might be the first one to do so. Then all of your friends will want to share it because it says what they want to say except clicking share is much easier than typing.
And there you go. The baby steps for going viral have been completed. You win the internet. Good for you.