Memes is art! Expressing yourself using emotion and text, better yet animated graphics. By creating a meme your creating your own little piece of art, that means something to you. Memes has been around since the oldest social site I know (my space) lol.
Memes make people react without actually verbally conversating. Memes in fact made social media life a bit more fun abd interesting because I love a not so cute picture of a celeb that turns out to be funny and becomes a meme that I can relate too.
Memes is never going to be a thing in the past, its art evolving more and more each day!