Even FLORIDA has a revenge porn law now


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#2

They just increased the workload for family court.


#3

How so?

Note: I was once a victim of revenge porn, back in 2007 before it was a “thing”, I feel I have to disclose. I have personal feels about this shit.


#4

Hard times ahead for Florida Man.


#5

I’m surprised that you even have to lobby for these kinds of laws. Oh Florida…


#6

Is the photograph posted with this article in any way related to the article or is it just eye candy? Not a very good reporting job.


#7

Apparently an obscure Reddit “meme”


#8

Off topic, when did “meme” go from being a cultural phenomenon that is subject to natural selection, to funny words on an image?

Is the photo-with-words itself a meme? Is calling it a meme a meme?


#9

Yes 


#10

It bugs the hell out of me too, since the original concept of the word is so much more interesting, but I don’t know another widely-recognized term for “photo-with-caption-that-is-passed-around-online.” I’m open to suggestions.


#11

Before meme was a widespread term, they were originally called “image macros”


#12

I’m pretty sure “meme” in the original sense (Dawkins, 1976) predates image macros by a few decades. Macros is a confusing name for them anyway. Is it because adding text in outlined white Impact is done by a macro script? They’re not generally macro in the photography sense.


#13

According to the Wikipedia entry for Image Macro:

The term "image macro" originated on forum websites.[2] The name derived from the fact that the "macros" were a short bit of text a user could enter that the forum software would automatically parse and expand into the code for a pre-defined image.[2] This in turn related to the computer science topic of a macro, defined as "a rule or pattern that specifies how a certain input sequence (often a sequence of characters) should be mapped to an output sequence (also often a sequence of characters) according to a defined procedure".

I still have no idea why they call image macros memes. And it’s frustrating that people get confused when I refer to some belief or idea as a meme, and have to explain that they’re using a very narrow definition of the word, when it refers to much more than just lolcats.


#14

Viral captioned photo or viral captioned image?

:wink:


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