Digital objects, such as emojis, memes, and reaction GIFs, have become common tools of communication between people, clever advertising for companies, and iconic means of identification and association for political figures. The evolution of their appearance and increasing use of these digital objects demonstrates the need to preserve these items as a means to document critical communication methods in the 21st century.
"What Do You Meme? Preserving Emojis, Memes, and GIFs as Archival Folklore Objects,"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/vol38/iss2/2