Welcome to the week 6 blog everyone! This weeks topic is the power of our new networks that let us produce all sorts of content. This is connected to last weeks topic in the way of the gatekeepers being gone and any content being made and distributed.
Networking has become one of the most effective ways of getting information to an audience and an large audience at that. Users have found that one of the most effective ways to grab someones attention or produce an opinion is through memes. These examples from the NSW Police Facebook page are a solid example of the power they have found in using this kind of networking.
The police can write a post saying the same thing that would just be continuously scrolled past, but knowing the effective method of producing content that is actually looked at and enjoyed by users. We have become tired and bored with reading news let alone wanting to hear about it. In this world we are in it and memes bring us as audiences closer to news but also we have the ability to have more or an impact on the message.
NSW are using this meme network to their absolute advantage as this also comes around to propaganda. They’re using this medium to promote their biased thoughts on what is right and wrong. Without even noticing, it is being drilled into our internet fried brains and it sticks because we pay attention to these little memes.
It brings me to the thought of all this content being produced by anyone and any opinion taken with it, does that leave us with any trusted content? What do we believe? Do we fear what is coming within the meme warfare? I don’t know where I personally stand with any of it, I truly haven’t figured it out.