Word of the Day – Image Macro

This is one of those words that most people don’t know, even though they know the thing.

Wikipedia:


The term “image macro” originated on forum websites including that of Something Awful.[2][non-primary source needed] The name derived from the fact that the ‘macros’ were a short bit of text a user could enter that the forum software would automatically parse and expand into the code for a pre-defined image,[2] relating to the computer science topic of a macro, defined as “a rule or pattern that specifies how a certain input sequence (often a sequence of characters) should be mapped to an output sequence (also often a sequence of characters) according to a defined procedure.”

Beginning in 2007, lolcats and similar image macros (a form of Internet phenomena) spread beyond the initial communities who created them and became widely popular.[1]


In other words, it’s one of these …

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2 Responses to Word of the Day – Image Macro

  1. There’s another wrinkle on the ol’ brain.

  2. NotClauswitz says:

    Can’t just listen to it, the flat/folding cardboard device has a specific purpose.