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What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
What Is A Meme?
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What Is A Meme?

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Basic definition of meme, teme, arteme

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  • 1. What is a Meme?
  • 2. Meme An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve.
  • 3. Meme A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.
  • 4. Meme A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); “ memes are the cultural counterpart of genes”.
  • 5. Meme origins The term and concept of meme is from the 1976 book by Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene .
  • 6. Memeticists Though Dawkins defined the meme as “a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation,” memeticists vary in their definitions of meme.
  • 7. Memetics The lack of a consistent, rigorous definition of what precisely a meme is remains one of the principal criticisms leveled at memetics, the study of memes .  (from the Wikipedia)
  • 8. Susan Blackmore little bits of knowledge, lore, habit that seem to spread themselves using human brains as mere carriers
  • 9. Replicators Earth now has three replicators: genes (the basis of life), memes (the basis of human culture) and temes (the basis of technology).
  • 10. Internet Meme Refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums,  social networking sites and instant messaging.
  • 11. Teme Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive
  • 12. Arteme   What about artemes (artificial memes - but really they are no more artificial than we are).
  • 13.
    • Thank you to:
    • Susan Blackmore
    • http://www.susanblackmore.co.uk/Chapters/cosmos2008.htm
    • The Daily Meme
    • http://thedailymeme.com

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