The mèmes Table des matières : I - The meme. a) What is it ? b) How can we recognize it ? II - Where does it come from ? III - Exemples of famous memes. I -The meme An Internet meme may take the form of an image, hyperlink, video, picture, website, or hashtag. It may be just a word or phrase, including intentionally misspelling the word “more” as “moar” or “the” as “teh.” These small movements tend to spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, or news sources. They may relate to various existing Internet cultures or subcultures, often based on sites like 4chan, tumblr, 9gag and many others. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself. Internet memes can evolve and spread extremely rapidly, sometimes reaching world-wide popularity within a few days. Internet memes usually are formed from some social interaction, pop culture reference, or situations people often find themselves in. II - Where does it come from ? The word meme was coined by Richard Dawkins for his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, although his concept refers to a much broader category of cultural information. III - Exemples of world know meme : Chuck Norris Facts ( From Expendables 2 ). He got bitten by a king cobra, but after five days of agonizing pain the cobra died. Nyan Cat. "Trolololo" by Édouard Khil. "Friday" by Rebecca Black. Rick Roll by Rick Ashley. Pedobear.
Bad Luck Brian. You don't say (Nicholas Cage). True story (Neil Patrick Harris "HIMYM"). Impossibru. FUS RO DAH from The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Socialy akward penguin.