How many times have you scrolled through social media and seen at least 20 different memes? Screenshots of memes shared on Twitter are reposted to Facebook, then to Instagram stories. No matter which platform you prefer, you have probably seen the same memes your friends have seen on their platform of choice. The great thing about the internet is that we can all relate and connect to the same content even if we live on different sides of the world. Some of these memes we see daily have a purpose, which is what this influencer has been trying to show. M-Dub unifies people and relationships through memes.
As different social media apps launched, there was a revolution in which people began to showcase their talents, share their stories, and work to make other individuals’ lives better. Before TikTok, many used Vine to create funny videos and make people laugh. One of those creators was M-Dub, aka Dub. When Vine died, he was not discouraged. On the contrary, he expanded his creativity to another platform: Instagram. Nowadays, he has over three million followers.
One of the cons people have highlighted when it comes to social media is the portrayal of relationships. Scrolling through your feed — particularly your Instagram timeline — you will see flawless couples traveling the world, celebrating anniversaries, buying each other gifts, and kissing in the most beautiful places. This usually gets users upset if their relationships do not work, do not look perfect, or have any issues. That is why M-Dub is trying to change the game.
Through his Instagram account, this man is trying to focus on funny memes that will uplift and motivate his followers. “I post a lot of things,” says this influencer, “to bring positivity to people’s minds and cheer them up in a way.” His memes are relatable for everyone, even the flawless-looking couples on social media.
M-Dub’s innovative and different characteristic is that he posts the memes as if they were Bible verses by cataloging them as, for example, “niggalation 44:84.” With his posts, memes, and creativity, he has brought together a community that understands him and one another. This church-like bond with his followers helps them realize they are not alone in the struggles of a relationship, and they can face their problems in a fun, more relaxed way. This way, M-Dub offers the best relationship advice he has, which can also be seen on his other Instagram account.
Social media can be highly deceiving. Users post what they want the world to see, even if their reality is entirely different. However, memes have been a way to change this aspect of social media by creating jokes around topics that are usually taboo or difficult to discuss. Dub has used this tool to show his followers that we all go through rough patches in our relationships, not everything is perfect, and it is okay to face your struggles. He created a safe space where people can be honest about what is going on in their lives. M-Dub unifies people and relationships through memes.