Originally, I do not know what the Meme is until I saw examples of Meme in the presentation. I used to see a lot of them in international websites, but I do not know that we call them Memes. Then, I realized that I used to see some of them in Thai internet culture also.
In Thailand, Memes are quite rare; furthermore, I have never seen any Lolcat. We have no terms to described those kind of pictures. One of my friend simply called them “9GAG’s joke”. We only see them and enjoy. On the other hand, we correctly understand the term Infographics, and it is really popular in Thailand.
As I know, Memes were first promoted to Thai internet culture via the Facebook page 9GAG in Thai. The page was established on December 27, 2011, with the purpose to disseminate international jokes to Thai people. Now, the page has around 1.3 million likes. The Meme culture was first introduced by the translated Memes from the 9GAG website. The translator had to edit jokes to match Thai sense of humor as well as Thai culture. After that, the page administrator encouraged visitors to post their own Memes on the page.
According to the Facebook statistic, the most popular age group of the 9GAG in Thai page is 18-24 years old. That could be a reason that most of Thai Memes are related to school life and teenager hobbies. Let’s see how Thai Memes looks like below.
Chips in the bag are extra bonus.
Let’s walk slower.
Then, he said he had only one.
But it looks strange, let’s choose the C.
to avoid chatting about the exam after I leave the exam room.
As your team failed to get into the next tournament, you have no right to complain.
Those soap operas has never been the cause.