Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Internet Memes

meme (Pronounced "meem") A trend, belief, fashion or phrase that is passed from generation to generation through imitation and behavioral replication. Coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book "The Selfish Gene," memes and memetics are the cultural counterpart to the biological study of genes and genetics. Using the evolution analogy, Dawkins observed that human cultures evolve via "contagious" communications in a manner similar to the gene pool of populations over time.
Everyone will recognize a few of these. Here is a list of all of the individual memes in order, with links.


pimp-a-lot bear said...

I didn't recognize all of them, so I did some catching up :)

Kamiel said...

yeah nice list! some memes realy got a "you had to be there" vibe never the less nice to check them all