Ding Dong Dantes Memes, Bagong Pinagkakaaliwan ng mga Netizens
Ding Dong Dantes now literally the talk of the town!
Nowadays, memes have become synonymous to social media. News feeds and timelines are riddled with them, and millions of new ones are made every day. But who doesn’t love memes? Why has our culture and generation so fascinated by them? Memes often speak to something most of us can relate to. College students often post University memes, while the younger generation would post cartoon memes that relate to what they do at school and at home.
Memes can also bring out the artist in you. They often give us a new outlet for creativity, often in conjunction with our pop culture and other mainstream interests. Most memes are created with imagination and wit–and goes viral depending on how relatable and funny the topic is. There are even Facebook pages and twitter accounts dedicated to just memes!
But what exactly happens to people we see in extremely popular memes? What happens to your life when your face becomes endlessly plastered across the internet – mainly just for lols? Can you ever live a normal existence? Well, for Ding Dong Dantes who has been on the screen for so many years, being in the spotlight isn’t that big-of-a-deal, really. How did he blow up Facebook in such a short time? Apparently, one person shared a photo of Ding Dong Dantes and changed his last name into something else. What meme was that exactly? We will never know. It’s
too deep to dig in!
Now, more and more Filipinos are editing celebrity names and their faces–and it all started with Ding Dong Dantes! Check out some of his memes below:
Tidbit of Knowledge: The word “meme” was first coined in 1976 by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene, where he described them as a “unit of cultural transmission”. Since then, memes have taken on a life of their own.