Glossary Entry: Meme

Quick Definition

Pronounced "meem", these are best described as the internet's running jokes. Technically, a meme is an idea that spreads itself.

Memes rise and fall in popularity over time. They are frequently tied to the appearance of something amusing and unique, and then fade back into the background after the source isn't new and exciting anymore.

Perhaps the best place to learn about current and past memes is Know Your Meme; though fair warning: there's a lot of swearing and questionable stuff out there.

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