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ziq wrote

A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

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this_one wrote

That's obviously not the definition of "meme" that's being used for a place like /f/memer or /r/memes, though. It's the academic definition - useful in a lot of places, but not here, because it's far too broad.

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ziq wrote

The definition still applies even if you restrict the medium to images.