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  • n  a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)
    memes are the cultural counterpart of genes

  • As a very peripheral side-note to the still-unfolding story of the Virginia Tech tragedy, I can't help keeping a weather eye out for the return of the killer nerd meme that got .
  • Facebook's "25 Things About Me" meme seems harmless enough; people write 25 facts about themselves and post them on their Facebook pages, just as they do with videos, status .
  • The great, weird Internet meme, which once thundered across the Net in vast herds, is becoming surprisingly scarce, which may be why lolcats has a distinctly old-school, early .
News & Articles

  • What Does Cleantech Mean, Anyway?
    How relevant is the term cleantech today? Has it had its day in the sun? It's a heretical question for someone who's spent much of the last 10 years of his career furthering the cleantech meme globally. A former managing director of an organization that gets much of the credit for coining the phrase to begin with, I've been a big proponent of the t
    June 20, 2013 - Renewable Energy World
  • Mobile First? Not So Fast!
    Are we done with the Mobile First meme, yet? Can we be? Please? Look, don’t get me wrong. I fundamentally agree with a lot of the thoughts behind the annoying catchphrase “mobile first.” For example, I agree that mobile devices …
    June 19, 2013 - O'Reilly Media
  • BSD Meme Tourney: Elite 8
    Thanks to all of the legal minds of BSD Wentworth, our meme tourney continues on. If you missed your chance to vote on the Sweet 16 , the poll is still open. No - it won't affect the outcome, but don't let that stop you. The rest of us are "Moving On" to the Elite 8.
    June 18, 2013 - Philly.com
Quotes

  • Larry Charles in Brandon Sun
    I'm a big believer in this concept of the meme - a cultural idea that gets planted in the society that subtly shifts the paradigm,said Charles. "When I was a kid in the mid-'60s and you drove down the highway in the United States, people...
  • Jeff Jarvis in Los Angeles Times
    Blogger and new media guru Jeff Jarvis believes splogs lift content, but he bristles at "the bogus meme that news stories are being copied wholesale everywhere by copyright thieves."

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