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Elon Musk goes viral by explaining the science of memes

Published: 31/Aug/2019 15:32 Updated: 31/Aug/2019 16:23

by Calum Patterson

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk may be a billionaire and of the best-known entrepreneurs in the world, but he is also known on social media for his love of memes – and his latest scientific explanation of the phenomenon has instantly gone viral.

Elon Musk’s admiration of internet memes was confirmed when he featured on PewDiePie’s famous ‘Meme Review’ show on YouTube back in 2018.

Since then, he has been on good form on his Twitter account, mixing in various memes along with more serious posts about his various business ventures and scientific insight.

YouTube: PewDiePieElon Musk’s appearance on PewDiePie’s meme review has over 24 million views on YouTube.

His latest post, though, has mixed both his love of memes and science, and it’s exactly what we’d expect from the SpaceX founder.

Unlike his past ‘Teletubbies’ memes, which were more bizarre than humorous and left his followers scratching their heads in confusion, the ‘dope-a-meme’ has a more intelligent twist.

Playing on the hormone ‘dopamine’, which is often associated with pleasure and reward, Elon proclaims that the ‘dope-a-meme’ is “actually true”.

Musk even mixed in his love of car power technology with another meme, mocking Car Review magazine J.D. Power for a study which found that car users find Tesla’s driver-assistance technology “annoying”.

With over 28 million followers on his Twitter, Elon Musk is in the top 100 most followed accounts, just shortly behind Jenner sisters Kendall and Kylie.

His memes always go viral on the platform with over 45,000 retweets on the ‘dope-a-meme’ post, contributing to his account gaining almost half-a-million new followers every month.

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Is Dixie D’Amelio performing at the Grammys? Twitter reignites wild nominee rumor

Published: 18/Jan/2021 13:30

by Connor Bennett

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Twitter has reignited the wild rumors that Dixie D’Amelio could be performing at the Grammys, and might even win an award. However, that isn’t the case, and here’s why.

A few of the biggest social media stars will, ultimately, crossover into the mainstream and appear on TV, get roles in movies, and some will even go into music.

With the rise of TikTok, there have been a few creators who’ve done all three – with the biggest of which being the D’Amelio’s, Charli, and Dixie. The former appeared in a Super Bowl commercial while Dixie has dropped a few songs, and even had features from One Direction’s Liam Payne.

Now, with awards season on the horizon, Twitter has reignited a rumor about her potentially being up for a Grammy and even performing at the annual show. However, that’s not likely to be the case.

Dixie D'Amelio One Whole Day Not A Diss Track
Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

Will Dixie D’Amelio sing at the Grammys?

Back in late December, Dixie responded to a wild set of rumors that she, alongside controversial rapper 6ix9ine, would be opening the Grammys with a performance of one of her songs.

“LMAOOO STOP,” she tweeted, on her now-deleted account. “I’m being set up at this point oh my god,” Dixie added in a follow-up post, before joking that a few fans had been a bit too gullible in eating up the rumor.

Ultimately, to perform at the show, you have to be nominated and Dixie hasn’t made the cut. So, despite Twitter bring the rumor back up, we’ll see probably see someone like Dua Lipa, or Coldplay, or even Beyonce strut their stuff instead.

Is Dixie D’Amelio nominated for a Grammy?

As above, no, Dixie has not been nominated for a Grammy for either of her songs that would be eligible – One Whole Day or Naughty List.

Even though it’s gotten some incredible buzz, her song Roommates is not eligible for this year’s Grammys show because it was released way after the cutoff date for voting. Maybe next year, though?

So, if you’re expecting to see Dixie at the Grammys, the only hope you’ve got is if she’s there as part of the crowd or on the red carpet. Someone might even use TikTok dances in their performance and slip one of her videos in, who knows.

However, she won’t be performing any of her own songs, so, sorry to disappoint anyone who may have been expecting it.