|Internet meme is an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. The idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word "more" as "moar" or "the" as "teh". The meme may spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, news sources, or other web-based services.|
With the increasing popularity of internet memes we also have sites and services that can generate the meme for users for free. Some of my favourites are:
- Tweet Meme
- Internet Meme Database
- Whats the trend?
- The daily meme
On a related note , it would be good to point out an interesting misconception about the meme's
The term "meme" has been widely mispronounced (/ˈmiːmi/, sounding like "me me" or sometimes "meh meh" or even mayh-mm) throughout various markets, including online gaming communities, podcasts, radio, and television and internet video. The French word mκme ("same"), a dynamic word having different meanings depending on usage as an adverb, pronoun, adjective, or within common expressions has also been adopted in the common mispronunciation of Dawkins' meme.
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It was common for me to hear the word meme as a French word, in fact a common first name of French woman might actually be Meme. It wasn't clear up to now what the internet term meant or what the application was. thanks for the info.
Bluedoll on Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:06 pm
Yeah, it's similar to a French word, sans accents The actual pronunciation, as Richard Dawkins intended it, is "meem", intentionally almost rhyming with "gene".
Ankhanu on Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:35 pm