News reaches Gutter Press from the University of Caille where an ongoing study of memes shared on social media has found that capsuleers are now the leading source of memes across all four major powers.
Capsuleer-sourced memes have long been a feature of nullsec social media, with alliance leaders making frequent appearances, along with numerous alliance mascots, such as the “Goonswarm Bee” or the “TEST Dinosaur”.
Capsuleer celebrities in the Federation are popular sources as well, with noted individuals such as Julianus Soter, and Charles Cambridge Schmidt appearing in a variety of meme images, often making them exemplars of style and panache.
In comparison, capsuleer-based memes in the Caldari State feature fewer named individuals, with generic Civire capsuleers being used in a variety of propaganda and subverted propaganda images.
The Minmatar Republic has seen a great spike in the popularity of capsuleer-derived memes, following recent events such as the attack on Sundsele. Several prominent capsuleer commentators have since appeared in memes, as avid IGS readers pick up on past statements by those prominent capsuleers, including apparent endorsements of traditional hallucinogen usage, which has alarmed other Minmatar social media commentators.
The surprise result was that in the Amarr Empire, capsuleers are now equal to Holders in their prevalence in social media memes. Some analysts attribute this to the actions of several recently ennobled capsuleers, which have been widely covered in Imperial news outlets.
Data on memes from the Jovian Empire was not available.
Gutter Press. News.