First off, before I go any further refer to either of these links to understand what I’m talking about, versus me spending tl;dr amounts of text to explain the concept…
With that out of the way, always be mindful of these ‘myopic’ beliefs that you “think” are in and what’s happening and your audience. Nothing like seeing the d**chebag who’s always speaking in memes in any other setting than high school/college, because, unless you’re working for/in a company of geeks (geeks in the broadest sense of the word), no one’s going to know what the f**k you’re talking about a majority of the time, and for good reason if you read either of the above articles.
Speaking more about meme talk, it’s a fail guaranteed model because what might be a “popular” meme amongst your inner circle of friends or on your campus or whatever can be/is usually dead in the water outside of that extremely small microcosm. To assume anyone knows what you’re talking about outside of these groups is a risk often not worth taking, since all you successfully manage to accomplish is limiting how well and how thoroughly you can express yourself in words, and accomplish making yourself looking like an illiterate idiot who can’t let things go. This is especially rampant in high school and college communities, it’s just that by college, most people should be getting over this speed bump in their life, not putting it in the acceleration lane ~.~
With that said, being myopic in a broader sense of the word can obviously also be disastrous/nerve wrecking. To assume everything conforms to your narrow minded, often ignorant, and more often than not erroneous view of the world at large is often a mistake that can easily be avoided if one just tries to at least make some effort on their part to see things from a different perspective, or just not readily assume everything can be seen in black/white and/or fit neatly in your preconceived boxes that you have for categorizing things in your life.
However, let’s get back to the previous point of knowing your audience. Usually your inner most circle of friends, no matter how many groups you may have, and knowing/understanding the microcosm of your community (college, for example) most likely will understand your myopic beliefs. Nonetheless, this small microcosm doesn’t encompass the broader views/knowledge base of the macrocosm of your community at large, like the city/state/country/etc. your college is located in. What might be super popular in your micro of an inner circle, may not have been heard about on the larger scale of your campus; what’s awesome to you, may not be awesome to your second group of friends. Great example, the group of friends I was hanging out with at the time just loved, loved, LOVED Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. At the time, I thought the movie was at least somewhat successful, since the group of people I hung around wouldn’t stop talking about. Let’s skip a year ahead, to a conversation with someone in one of those dreaded group projects (although the people are ‘fun’), where, come to find out, Scott Pilgrim actually was a flop and they only made back half of the money spent making the movie; fan myopia to the (not) rescue -.-
Point is, definitely avoid memes -hell, speaking in TV Tropes terms counts as well- as much as possible, and try not to be so narrow minded to avoid seeing the bigger picture.