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Internet meme (1)

noun; other word formation type novel formation; widening
an internet information generator, especially of random or contentless information.
 
A meme can be considered a mimicked theme, including simple phrases or gestures. Internet memes are a subset of this general meme which are concept specific to the culture and environment of the Internet. An Internet meme may take the form of an image, hyperlink, video, picture, website, or hashtag. It may be just a word or phrase, including an intentional misspelling.
Etymology : meme : derived from the Greek mimëma, 'something imitated', by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as in the fundamental unit of information, analogous to the gene in emerging evolutionary theory of culture.
Source : Facebook posts (July 2013), meme generator (Sept 2013)
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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