[quote=“Isaac, post:39, topic:742, full:true”]People who are aware of their online footprint tend to understand why data collection isn’t in their best interest.
How do you make a meme to explain it to people who; 1) don’t realise they leave traceable footprints online, and 2) don’t know what a meme is?[/quote]
It’s near-impossible to make memes universally identifiable. Some out there are highly adaptable between social groups and demographics, but otherwise the outreach of effectiveness is going to be limited, kinda what edeity is alluding to.
Explaining memes to the unaware masses is like having to explain a pun that no one got, after the joke has already been told, as they are in the same category as situational/observational/“you had to be there” jokes. The unaware may eventually become aware, but the humour effect of that immediate joke will be devalued severely to the point that it can lose credibility as a joke. To minimise on this, it’d be required for the unaware to do self-research, but that requires proactive effort which could be a waste as there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to appreciate it at the level required for its power of effectiveness to be sustained.
The best that can be done with “outreach” is best effort, but don’t overdo it. Avoid obscurity where possible.