About Economics Memes

Economics Memes is a website where you can contribute memes or use a library of memes to assist you in creating an excellent economics class. A meme (pronounced: meem) “is a concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the internet usually in a humorous way, largely through internet-based E-mail, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites, instant messaging and video streaming sites such as YouTube.”[1] We believe memes can be utilized to help students better understand economic concepts. Economics Memes uses crowdsourcing to gather fundamental economic concepts that have been infused with humor and makes them available for use to educators, students and the general public. Educators can get ideas about how to incorporate memes into their classes to either reinforce a concept or to have their students create memes to artfully show their comprehension of key concepts. Students can use Economics Memes to connect what they are learning in the classroom to the real world while having a good time.

Economics Memes aims to be a very fun website that is inclusive and appreciative of its users. We have an associated Facebook page where anyone can “like” us and then begin to post memes they have created on the Facebook wall. Many of these memes make their way to the official Economics Memes website and attribution is given to their creator. We also have an associated twitter account that sends out a tweet when a new meme is posted.

Ease of use and adoption is another priority of Economics Memes. The memes are indexed by topic; sample assignments are posted along with instructions on how to get started with making memes along with instructions on how to submit a meme to be featured on the site.

For Educators: Get ideas about how to incorporate memes into your class whether you show memes to get a point across or have students create memes for a fun learning experience.

For Students: Get insight into how to connect what you are learning in the classroom to the real world while having a good time.

For all other Lovers of Economics: If you need a laugh or want to deliver an Economics Meme to the world, this is the place for you.

[1] Schubert, K. 2003, Bazaar Goes Bizarre. USA Today.