I can't recall the number of times that I have been asked, "What is a meme?" Actually, unitl I got into blogging, I never heard the word before. So, these brief definitions are for the newer bloggers.
Following are a number of definitions of a meme:
- An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve.
- A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.
- A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes".
- An idea, project, statement or even a question that is posted by one blog and responded to by other blogs.
- Viral encapsulated idea, with built-in feedback loop.
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