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March 09, 2012

Facebookers Have Fun With Cape Town Memes

We love sharing our stories and thoughts about Cape Town with you, but last week we thought we’d ask our Facebook fans to have a little fun and share their thoughts on what Cape Town means to them, by creating their own verions of the popular ‘What people think I do/What I really do” meme.

A meme (pronounced meem) is described as an idea that is spread, via the Internet, and can take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase. Memes usually spread from one individual to another via social networks, blogs, emails, or other web-based services. The “What People Think I Do / What I Really Do” meme that we used, uses a series of visual charts showing a range of stereotypes, or varying impressions, about a particular idea – in this case Cape Town. 

This meme has been doing the rounds online. We were convinced our Facebook fans could do a better job.

We started off by sharing this meme about Cape Town and then invited our Facebook fans to produce their version of what they really do in Cape Town. This is what they came up with:

This was submitted by Seané Collard

Fred submitted this meme of the funny side of living in the Mother City. We love his take on what Durban and Johannesburg think of the Mother City. 

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