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what is definition of the word "meme"
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It's a stupid picture with a stupid tag line that 15 year old kids on the internet think is hilarious and knowledge of the joke gives them access to some sort of internet club.
Yer... What this guy said is mostly wrong, guess he was buthurt by a meme

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The actual meaning of a meme is like a cultural gene. The term was invented by an evolutionary biologist to describe how ideas in society behave like genes. Beneficial ones get passed on by people sharing them, and ones that aren't beneficial get forgotten.

Then the term was appropriated by people on the Internet to mean stupid images or videos
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what is definition of the word "meme"
meme |mēm|
noun
an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
• an image, video, phrase, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.
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what is definition of the word "meme"
Meme
For other uses, see Meme (disambiguation).
A meme (/ˈmiːm/; meem)[1] is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.[3]

The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα Greek pronunciation: [míːmɛːma] mīmēma, "imitated thing", from μιμεῖσθαι mimeisthai, "to imitate", from μῖμος mimos "mime")[4] and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976)[1][5] as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion, and the technology of building arches.[6]

Proponents theorize that memes may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influence a meme's reproductive success. Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.[7]

A field of study called memetics[8] arose in the 1990s to explore the concepts and transmission of memes in terms of an evolutionary model. Criticism from a variety of fronts has challenged the notion that academic study can examine memes empirically. However, developments in neuroimaging may make empirical study possible.[9] Some commentators in the social sciences question the idea that one can meaningfully categorize culture in terms of discrete units, and are especially critical of the biological nature of the theory's underpinnings[10] Others, including Dawkins himself, have argued that this usage of the term is the result of a misunderstanding of the original proposal.[11]
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And what is 'FFS' ?
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And what is 'FFS' ?
FFS -> For ****s Sake.
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And what is 'FFS' ?
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n00bs of internet everywhere
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Or have the alternate definition: an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.

^ obviously this has no relation to the meme you are talking about
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That was bad and you should feel bad.
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