Meme can also be identified by the symbol "( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)", also known as a "lenny face".
A meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture — often with the aim of conveying aparticular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
Proponents theorize that memes are a viral phenomenon that may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme's reproductive success. Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts
A field of study called memeticsarose in the 1990s to explore the concepts and transmission of memes in terms of an evolutionary model. Criticism from a variety of fronts has challenged the notion that academic study can examine memes empirically. However, developments in neuroimaging may make empirical study possible. Some commentators in the social sciences question the idea that one can meaningfully categorize culture in terms of discrete units, and are especially critical of the biological nature of the theory's underpinnings. Others have argued that this use of the term is the result of a misunderstanding of the original proposal.
The word meme is a neologism coined by Richard Dawkins. It originated from Dawkins' 1976 book The Selfish Gene. Dawkins's own position is somewhat ambiguous: he welcomed N. K. Humphrey's suggestion that "memes should be considered as living structures, not just metaphorically" and proposed to regard memes as "physically residing in the brain". Later, he argued that his original intentions, presumably before his approval of Humphrey's opinion, had been simpler. At the New Directors' Showcase 2013 in Cannes, Dawkins' opinion on memetics was deliberately ambiguous.
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Coming from one of the most popular TV shows, for kids and adults, Spongebob Squarepants memes have taken over the internet. The mixed capitalization response implies a sarcastic, mocking tone that can be used for almost anything. Twitter users put their own personal spin on what to mock from tHe ChAiNsMoKeRs ArE sO gOoD to trolling Netflix by saying aRe YoU sTiLl WaTcHiNg?. Mocking Spongebob is the perfect meme for when you’re feeling petty and want everyone to know it.—
I've always stood by the #facts that straight men are the biggest drama queens out there.
And Diddy's presence at the Met Gala—instantly memeable—more
than proved that correct. The rapper/mogul decided to take a
rest on the carpet while Cassie was posing for photographers.
Roll Safe became the perfect meme because it’s so simple. These kinds of memes lend themselves so well to the
“that feeling when” construction that it really leveled the meme industry, providing any savvy Internet user
their moment of fame. And anything that democratizes the Meme World is a guaranteed banger.
The White-Guy-Blinking meme is so applicable because frankly, 2017 keeps coming right along with terrible things and all just feigning shock at this point.
What fresh hell awaits us tomorrow, President Trump? Not sure, but the White Guy Blinking will perfectly capture our feelings.
It’s pretty fun to hate on LaVar Ball. The progenitor of the Ball trio—who he’s been molding into future basketball virtuosos since they could walk—LaVar is the Earl Woods, the Kit Culkin, and, maybe most aptly, the Vince McMahon of his own type of vicarious reality. He’s also put his foot in his mouth plenty of times which is why this clip of him Randall wrangling onto the set of ESPN’s First Take–with a thoroughly unenthused Lonzo behind him–is so satisfying to meme. Whether he’s the drunk uncle coming into a cookout or the overzealous dad taking his son to a parent teacher conference, the sentiment is clear: “this is LaVar’s world, and we’re just living in it.” Oh and did I mention he said he could beat Michael Jordan at basketball? Just let that sink in a little.