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What's a Meme?

Heard a fun show on NPR the other day. It was about "memes".

A meme is an idea that gets spread around really quickly through our culture. The term was invented in 1976. It is now coming to mean thing that spreads like a virus on the internet.

Richard Dawkins, the guy who invented the term, says that the internet is the perfect ecology that was needed for memes.

Cool term... interesting show... check it out here

(So for example, TweetMeme is a tool that helps you tweet things quicker.)