The Power of Bitcoin Memes. Bitcoin Tech Talk Issue #223
To the moon. Number go up. Bitcoin fixes this. Run the numbers. Have fun staying poor. Few understand this.
If you don’t recognize these phrases, you probably aren’t on Twitter. These are called memes and they make up a significant part of the Bitcoin culture. They are effective because they’re easy to remember, quickly understood and hav a deeper meaning than most people realize. Memes are rhetorical, that is, they use language effectively. Unfortunately, so is a lot of advertising and much of that is meaningless. The temptation, then, is to dismiss memes the same way we do ads, as meaningless fluff to be discarded.