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The term Internet meme is used to describe a concept that spreads quickly via the Internet.[1] The term is a reference to the concept of memes, although this concept refers to a much broader category of cultural information.

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.At its most basic, an Internet meme is simply the propagation of a digital file or hyperlink from one person to others using methods available through the Internet (for example, email, blogs, social networking sites, instant messaging, etc).^ And many individuals have used the basic tools that are sourced from the Internet to build interesting companies, etc.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Their goal is to sell books and other things, but they are doing it by allowing their customers and suppliers to use the site to discuss the products and other things.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Humans have always been able to communicate and network but when we look to our virtual networks, the lockin of email and the hassle of publishing and reading has kept most of them ultra-private and defensive.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.The content often consists of a saying or joke, a rumor, an altered or original image, a complete website, a video clip or animation, or an offbeat news story, among many other possibilities.^ Most new machines have manuals on their websites, and many old ones can be found for free online as well.
  • Sewing Machine Meme « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog 14 January 2010 14:12 UTC sewmamasew.com [Source type: General]

In simple terms, an Internet meme is an inside joke, that a large number of Internet users are in on. .An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, and parody versions, or even by collecting news accounts about itself.^ I may even buy a tshirt, we will see about the money situation though.
  • ..(.| Russell Savage |:). . . . . . 16 September 2009 11:57 UTC russellsavage.com [Source type: General]

^ I understand that we could use a meme like Web 2.0 to communicate this is evolving, we are not at the same stage than five years ago, there is a new usage of what we have and it is useful to make money.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Thanks to ALL of you who took time to write about your machines, I am truly amazed at some and have been given new insight from others.
  • Sewing Machine Meme « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog 14 January 2010 14:12 UTC sewmamasew.com [Source type: General]

.Internet memes have a tendency to evolve and spread extremely quickly, sometimes going in and out of popularity in just days.^ And so there ranting and then at a casino in just haven't been the same day I was going back to school and is like on the way back so.
  • Revision3 > Internet Superstar > Episode 14: Ian Spector, the man behind the Chuck Norris' meme 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some days he wished time would just go faster; today was one of those days.
  • teagueful: Phoenix Wright Kink Meme [Part One] 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC teagueful.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hey, I just got out jail two days ago, bleh.
  • ..(.| Russell Savage |:). . . . . . 16 September 2009 11:57 UTC russellsavage.com [Source type: General]

They are spread organically, voluntarily, and peer to peer, rather than by compulsion, predetermined path, or completely automated means. The term "Meme" was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 pop-science bestseller, The Selfish Gene.[2]
The term may refer to the content that spreads from user to user, the idea behind the content, or the phenomenon of its spread. Internet memes have been seen as a form of art.[3]

Types and uses

Self-promotion

.One common form of Internet meme is created when a person, company, product, musical group, or the like is promoted on the Internet for its pop culture value.^ Nonetheless, the creation of one common language (or triumvirate of languages) lowered the barriers sufficiently to mean more people and machines chose to connect.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't know I think we we don't like pop culture people at a time like ethnic conflict was really big is on Samuel Jackson was on."
  • Revision3 > Internet Superstar > Episode 14: Ian Spector, the man behind the Chuck Norris' meme 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nowadays, however, memes are those Internet things that everyone does on their blogs (like Silly Quiz Tuesdays ), like quizzes and asking your friends questions, and the like.
  • Digital Digressions v2.0: Meme Watch Archives 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC reparent.blog.uvm.edu [Source type: General]

Vanity sites, for example, are among the first recognized Internet memes.[2]

Inadvertent celebrity

Often, a person or company becomes infamous (or indeed famous) by virtue of an embarrassing video, e-mail, or other act.

Urban rumors and hoaxes

.Many Internet memes are urban legends, fraud schemes, slander or false news stories that are either planted deliberately to become an Internet meme, evolve by mistake or rumor, or that jump from an offline source to the Internet.^ And many individuals have used the basic tools that are sourced from the Internet to build interesting companies, etc.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ When we named "open source", everyone and his mother jumped on the bandwagon, and many of them got it wrong, but nonetheless, we'd created a new name that helped people see something that they hadn't noticed before.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

A relatively common example is the 2012 doomsday prediction. .It is also common to create fake "for sale" listings on sites such as Craigslist or eBay for no other reason than to amuse people.^ Nonetheless, the creation of one common language (or triumvirate of languages) lowered the barriers sufficiently to mean more people and machines chose to connect.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ No she's not — not any more than she's really concerned with people's health.
  • MeMe Roth's War 14 January 2010 14:12 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: General]

^ I think there really could be some interesting work to be done looking at the more "fantastical" representations/avatars people create, and the common themes that appear...
  • Digital Digressions v2.0: Meme Watch Archives 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC reparent.blog.uvm.edu [Source type: General]

[1] .Other web sites collect lists of such hoaxes or offer services by which users can fact-check popular claims they find on the Internet in order to determine their source and whether or not they are true.^ Is this close to listing the characteristics you check for when you decide whether something "is Web 2.0" or "is not Web 2.0"?
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I call this aspect of web 2.0 "harnessing collective intelligence," and you've got a good description of how sites are different in this model.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Their goal is to sell books and other things, but they are doing it by allowing their customers and suppliers to use the site to discuss the products and other things.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

Advertising and marketing

.Public relations, advertising, and marketing professionals have embraced Internet memes as a form of viral marketing to create marketing "buzz" for their product or service.^ Take a look at launches of new Internet-related products and services.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

Internet memes are seen as cost-effective, and because of their (sometimes self-conscious) faddishness, a way to create an image of cleverness or trendiness. .Marketers, for example, use Internet memes to create interest in films that would otherwise not generate positive publicity among critics.^ I think Web 2.0 is a great inpiration and rallying point for techies and tech entrepreneurs but for the general public, even "Internet Operating System" is more descriptive.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ And many individuals have used the basic tools that are sourced from the Internet to build interesting companies, etc.
  • Not 2.0? - O'Reilly Radar 11 January 2010 11:19 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I have a suggestion MeMe (the name EVEN says it all) Try bringing an 'Olive Branch' next time.....at least it would signify a positive alternative....
  • MeMe Roth's War 14 January 2010 14:12 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: General]

The film Snakes on a Plane generated much publicity from this method.[4] Political operatives use Internet memes to shape opinion. .Used in the context of public relations, the term would be more of an advertising buzzword than a proper Internet meme, although there is still an implication that the interest in the content is for purposes of trivia, ephemera, or frivolity rather than straightforward advertising and news.^ Meredith Clements (I am not indulging her by using her more PR-friendly name) excellent credentials in public relations, which is why she's being profiled here.
  • MeMe Roth's War 14 January 2010 14:12 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: General]

^ Rather than being worried about anyone''s health, her only mission is to garner more exposure for herself.
  • MeMe Roth's War 14 January 2010 14:12 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: General]

^ The older, all-metal machines are just so much more reliable than most new ones.
  • Sewing Machine Meme « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog 14 January 2010 14:12 UTC sewmamasew.com [Source type: General]

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See also

References

Further reading

  • Gerson, Jen. "Meme's the word." Toronto Star Tuesday, August 22, 2006. LIFE, page C01.

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Simple English

An Internet meme is something famous on the internet such as an image, a video, or even a person. Internet memes are usually created when someone published something and that thing was spread widely over the Internet. Famous internet phenomenons are lolcats, Chuck Norris Facts, Advice Dog, Angry German Kid, Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain", and Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" a.k.a "Rickroll".


Citable sentences

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