Saturday, 21 January 2012

Interesting theory

A meme (play /ˈmm/[1]) is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.[3] 
The above definition is from Wilipedia!

So memes have been on my mind.  Or if you subscribe to this theory on memes, then memes have been in my mind since day one.  Is language a meme?  Is everything that we do after our first primal cry as air hits our lungs based on memes? 

If I can create a viral meme that spreads through the culture like a rampant germ, can I garner power or fame?

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