Meme Genealogy via Watermarks to Track Heredity

A lot of pages that do memes put water marks on their, so when their memes are shared, it is easy to track. Also when people can track where a meme comes from, they are more likely to follow the original creator, and there for get the original creator more views.

An example of the former is the “troll face” meme – by virtue of being a replicated image its unique arrangement of pixels is a watermark, and even in original content that imitates the original art. It must retain many of the key “troll face” features to be recognizable, with the more the better.