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What Is a Meme


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Memes are an important part of modern society; this can be seen with some example memes, by examining how memes spread, and by looking at the modern internet meme.

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What Is a Meme

  1. 1. WHAT IS A MEME ?
  2. 2. <ul><li>meme (mi:m), n. Biol. (shortened from mimeme ... that which is imitated, after GENE n.). An element of a culture that may be considered to be passed on by nongenetic means, esp. imitation. </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Ubiquitous meme
  4. 9. The Contagious MEME
  5. 12. The Digital meme
  6. 13. :-)
  7. 19. A Final Point on memes
  8. 20. A meme is an idea.
  9. 21. A meme spreads.
  10. 22. The meme has gone digital.
  11. 23. <ul><li>“ When you plant a fertile meme in my mind you literally parasitize my brain, turning it into a vehicle for the meme ’s propagation in just the way that a virus may parasitize the genetic mechanism of a host cell.” </li></ul><ul><li>N.K. Humphrey, The Selfish Gene </li></ul>A meme is a virus .