USU’s Digital Folklore Project has named the meme “How It Started/How It’s Going/How It Ended” the official #DigitalTrendoftheYear. “A meme that shows a picture of flowers captioned ‘How It Started’ next to a photo of a nuclear bomb captioned ‘How It Ended,’ seems to be the perfect meme to sum up how so many of us feel about 2020,” said Jeannie Thomas, who co-directs the project with Lynne McNeill. Both McNeill and Thomas are folklorists in USU’s Department of English.
See the featured article on the Utah State University news website.
Taylor Emerson, “How it Started… Meme of the Year 2020,” Utah State University – Today (December 31, 2020): https://www.usu.edu/today/story/how-it-started-meme-of-the-year-2020
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