Here is a definition given in our friend, Wikipedia:
Popular culture (commonly known as pop culture) is the totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, image sand other phenomena that are deemed preferred per an informal consensus within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society.I think this is too long.
Did you notice? ↑is only 2 sentences.
So, I looked for a shorter definition.
"pop culture", by definition of this website
("Pop" comes from "popular.") Mainstream, or widespread, features and trends that tend to define a society at any given time, including such things as language, fashion, entertainment, literature, and music.After reading these two definitions, I will say this again.
"pop culture" has nothing to do with "popping".
My definition of "pop culture" is
Culture made by the 'younger' generation, featuring music, film, television, comics, toys, and more.
Maybe I made it too simple.
What I want to say is, is that the 'pop culture' is somewhat different from 'culture'.
From my perspective,
'culture' is more.... serious.
--they have traditions and special rules to follow.
However, 'pop culture' is free.
Not 100% free, like you can do anything you want to do,
but there are no strict rulings of what you have to do.
... does that make any sense?
...I hope it does... haha.
I have read other people's blogs too,
and some of them have links to the same sites.
But I am posting the same site too!!
Just because I like this website so much.
It is one of the largest Japanese 'pop culture'.
This website is called ' NicoNicoDouga'
and it is a video sharing website, like Youtube
The users would make original video clips, share original songs, dance, music, and so on.
I made a lot of friends through this website,
and I think my interests changed dramatically by meeting this website.
So, 'pop culture' can be very influential.
I personally hate Japanese traditional culture, just because I have some family issues regarding that,
but I like 'pop culture' so much that I am enjoying it almost everyday.