Memes have become a predominant means of expression in the internet culture- they are not only used as a means of entertainment but as an important tool for advertising, spreading propaganda and even political ideologies. However, the creation of memes is limited to a niche community of content creators who are skilled in photo/video editing software. MIME is a platform which empowers people who lack these skills to become a part of the meme conversation. We built a one-stop solution for all meme needs - a maker space where people can create memes, a personalized meme feed, and a space to connect with other meme enthusiasts. Further, we hypothesize that a person’s meme interests can be an intrinsic indicator of social preferences and can form the basis of strong interpersonal connections. We aim to create a strong community by enabling users to form connections based on similar meme interests.
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The first version of MIME: A Social Network for Meme Enthusiasts.