create a meme with google+

How To Create A Meme The Easy Way With Google+

Did you know that you could easily create a meme using Google+? It only takes a few simple steps and you can create a piece of potentially viral content.

First, let’s define what a meme is:

meme /mēm/

  • An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
  • An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

Well, that doesn’t really tell us a whole lot. Here’s my working definition of a meme:

meme – A funny picture that includes an equally (or more) funny caption. (Better meme definition here.)

Here’s an example:

apple maps iphone 5 meme

Take an image, throw a funny caption on it and tah-dah! You have a meme! Let’s not overcomplicate things.

How to Do It

Google+ has an onslaught of great photo editing tools, but this one tool makes it super easy to create a quick meme yourself! Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Start a new Google+ post and upload an image to it.
  2. Hit the little “text” icon underneath the photo once it uploads.
  3. Write your hilarious caption.
  4. Hit “Share”.

I created a full photo tutorial on Google+, check it out here.

Congratulations! You’ve just created a meme! It’s that easy with Google+! Here’s one I made with the same baby image I used for the top of this post:

baby google+ meme

Not too shabby! And just an FYI– the photo doesn’t have to be beautifully Photoshopped beforehand. That’s just something I had to do because I’m OCD.

*Note: This function is not available on the Google+ mobile app.

Pro Tips

A few Pro Tips to make it sure it looks great:

  • Stick to only the top and bottom lines. Only use the middle if it doesn’t get in the way of the image.
  • Try not to make it too long, less than 7 words per line.

So go grab a funny photo, think up something quirky and witty to caption it with and post it! Then tag me in the post, +Dustin W. Stout, so that I can see it too!

Once you’ve created you first one, go ahead and share a link in the comments below so we can all go +1 the heck out of it!

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