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You can see it better, as well as add more hits (wiki-style) here. And internet memes are questionnaires that people tag each other to do. These are fads or hits, not memes.


  1. #1 John Conway
    August 7, 2008

    I disagree, internet memes are just ideas replicated. “The internets” is a good example that’s on there. They don’t have to be questionnaires.

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    August 7, 2008

    wow, you forgot the cirocco and wil drama during the early 1990s.

  3. #3 ERV
    August 7, 2008

    Oh my god.

    From ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ on, thats my life.

  4. #4 El
    August 8, 2008

    My understanding of the word ‘meme’ is that it is something reproduced and copied over and over within a community. That can refer to those questionairres OR to videos, images, and the like. Rickrolling or saying ‘DO NOT WANT’ are also memes. It’s a hard word to define, but I know one when I see one.

  5. #5 Doubting Foo
    December 19, 2008


    December 19, 2008

    There is an “ate my balls” reference. I am satisfied.

  7. #7 mister me
    December 27, 2008

    John and El are is right, a meme is any idea replicated (coined by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene). An internet meme is any meme that happens on teh intertubes. Calling those questionnaires “memes”, which is a use I’ve mostly seen on Livejournal and the like, isn’t exactly wrong but it’s like calling Internet Explorer “The Internet”.

  8. #8 Coturnix
    December 27, 2008

    There is a difference between “meme” and “Blog Meme”. Even if we ignore the vacuity of the former in the field of cultural evolution, it has a much more broader meaning than the latter term, which is highly specific.

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