What is the Meme-ing of This

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A meme is

an idea,

behaviour,

……

 

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that spreads from person to person within a culture.

 

Wash your hands – prevent the spread of germs.

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

with

a mimicked theme.

I guess they mean Mass Media. A mimicked theme must mean pattern , ……. well try and identify a theme that can not be mimicked/copied. Technically language is an imitable phenomena, so it is a meme that conveys memes. The Medium is the Message. Change the Medium, you change the Meme.

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Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

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In other words, create something new, and if others see value in it, they will imitate it or copy it . Some of those individuals will modify it to suit their own needs. Unlike genes, memes can be easily modified by the user.

NEW !!!!!

IMPROVED !!!!!!

ALL ORIGINAL

&

BETTER THAN EVER !!!

GET ONE TODAY !!

ENGINEER: I just built a better mousetrap !

BIO-ENGINEER: That’s funny, I just built a better mouse.

 

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The word meme is a shortening (modelled on gene) of mimeme “imitated thing”,

coined

( made lots of money on the book & appearances )

by

British evolutionary biologist

Richard Dawkins .

dAWKINS aWAKENs to DIScover

GOD.

Religion is a Meme !

DAWKINS is A CELEBRITY.

CELEBRITIES are SYMBOLS.

DAWKINS is a SYMBOL

of

BORN-AGAIN

ATHEISM .

SYMBOLS

are

imitable

phenomena

with

a mimicked theme.

DAWKINS is A MEME.

APOTHEOSIS !

CELEBRITY MEMES

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 BORN-AGAIN!

corporate airline tries to fly meme

SEMENES

ARE

MEANINGFUL ELEMENTS OF A LANGUAGE

BORN-AGAIN

AS

CELEBRITY MEMES.

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4 thoughts on “What is the Meme-ing of This

  1. It’s a fascinating phenomenon, particularly when the same meme springs up independently in different places. Love your descriptions here.

    1. Yes, it is an intriguing process of cultural transmission and transformation. The recent forms of Mass Media speeds up the transmission and allows us to watch the process as it happens.

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