On bad days, I really do think that modern communications technology really has ushered in something completely new. And maybe it will! But right now, this claim in The Atlantic that it the Internet has created a meaningless post-everything world, with pointless Harambe references divorced from the original context as proof, is just begging for a social historian to come along and demolish it.
Begging. Come on now. Go at it. I mean, the existence of Snake Plissken (or this movie) should be enough to show that post-everything meaninglessness is not exactly new, but I want to see a professional do this one.