The best way to measure time on the internet is through its memes. The jokes become cyclical. While the comedy stylings or TV take multiple years to cycle over (three-camera sitcom set up, to four camera, to mockumentary, etc.) the running jokes of memes and memes formats have a much quicker turnaround.
If you’re on social media as much as I am, then you quickly notice which memes are the internet’s golden children for the time being and which one’s are getting phased out. Though 2018 hasn’t yet come to a close, let’s take a look back at all the memes that made people laugh, maybe even cry (with laughter), over these magical months.