The hit Croatian satirical Facebook Page Daily Dose of the Average Dalmatian (Dnevna doza prosječnog Dalmatinca) has been supplying us with priceless content for years, making us laugh during the times when we really need a good, honest laugh.
Recently, they published a photo of a guy who had come up with an innovative method of windsurfing on his board, see it here. The photo was a hit, with over 13 thousand likes and more than a thousand shares, and apparently, it made its way to some people on the internet who don’t really have much to do with Croatia, but they do know something about – the meme.
Imagine my surprise when scrolling through Facebook this morning, and in my timeline seeing this from Make Use Of, one of the world’s biggest online publications that issue tips and guides on how to make the most of the internet, computer software, and mobile apps (founded in 2007):
While most certainly not a programmer myself, I can understand the joke in the meme and can appreciate that the image is very versatile and could be used to illustrate numerous similar situations. Additional bit of chuckle for anyone familiar with Jadrolinija comes from the fact that Make Use Of people compared Jadrolinija with “modern” frameworks/libraries, but OK, let’s give them a pass with that one.
If the meme spreads, which is actually quite likely if it was already picked up by a medium with such large community, can you imagine the marketing potential it would hold for Jadrolinija and the Croatian Tourist Board? What do you think, will they be able to recognise and utilise it?
(The title is, of course, somewhat sarcastic. But not entirely, as it is fully possible that the individual in question did what he did only so he could become a meme. Or not. This is Dalmatia we’re talking about, there’s no way of knowing for certain.)