Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meme Trend Illustrates Workforce Specialization

I don't usually follow internet meme trends. Recently, there is one meme trend that caught my eye. This trend caught my eye not just because it was funny but because I think it has a really accurate underlying message. The meme trend that caught my eye, as you may have guessed from the image, is the "What my friends think I do" meme. In addition to be humorous and fairly accurate, it conveys a trend of specialization in the workforce and the importance of it. Today, you could make this meme about just about every job because we are specializing to a point that most people don't know what we do (in some cases, even our bosses).

To illustrate what I mean, I've posted this meme (which I've adapted slightly from it's original form, Social Media Manager).