Sunday, June 10, 2012

The 100 Greatest Internet Memes of All Time

Contrary to our generation's belief, the meme came before the Internet. If you look up the definition of the word, you'll find this "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture." Dig a little deeper (or scroll down the Wikipedia page) and you'll learn that word meme can be traced back to the 70s when evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins published a book called The Selfish Gene wherein he shortened the word "mimeme" which derives from the greek word "mimema" which means "something imitated".

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