“Christine Bagley-Jones Can see both sides of the coin” when it comes to memes

‘We wouldn’t be making jokes about heart disease’

Christine commented in the Sydney Morning Herald article October 11, 2018 — 12.24 pm By Mary Ward

Article excerpt. A 20-something sees a meme on Facebook, chuckles, and tags their friend.

“Can’t have seasonal depression if you’re depressed all year ’round,” the meme’s text reads.

Over the past few years, changes in the Facebook algorithm have led to feeds of most young people being taken over by memes commented on or “liked” by their friends. While many are of no consequence, memes on social media have become a space for the discussion of traditionally touchy subjects, notably: mental health.


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