TechCrunch Defines Meme

Richard Dawkin’s defined a meme in The Selfish Gene as “a unit of cultural transmission.” Like genes and diseases, the prevailing characteristic of memes is that they tend to replicate, just add humans.

TechCrunch then adds “The Internet, where replication is as easy as hitting “Like” or “Retweet,” is one big meme pool. Internet hipsters (people who spend a lot of time online – cough) now judge each other by whether they posted it before whatever it is it hit Buzzfeed.”

What is a Meme [Tech Crunch]

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