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What is a Meme?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of MEME is:

  • an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

In the internet age, it could be an image, video or other “viral” social media passed from one internet user to another. In this case, memes are not necessary harmful like viruses. Instead, they usually tend create pop culture phenomenons within a short amount of time. Some of these are endlessly entertaining.

Know Your Meme is an internet site dedicated to the viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, internet celebrities and that spread across the cyberspace at lightning speed.

See the case of Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, who was snapped running a marathon with perfect hair and smile, while everyone else looked tired and the way people generally look when they run for kilometers. Someone had commented that he was a Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, and that original photo has been made into a Meme with silly captions, generating thousands of hits on social media sites like Reddit, 9gag, and Twitter.

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy meme. Image Credit: Know Your Meme.

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. Image Credit: Know Your Meme.

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. Image Credit: Know Your Meme.

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