Monday, March 5, 2012

What Is a 'Meme'?

What does 'Meme' mean?

Taken from Internet for Beginners, A "meme" is a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. A meme (rhymes with "team") behaves like a flu or a cold virus, traveling from person to person quickly, but transmitting an idea instead of a lifeform. According to Wikipedia, It is a list of phenomena specific to the Internet, such as popular themes and catchphrases, images, viral videos and more. Such fads and sensations grow rapidly on the Internet because its instant communication facilitates word of mouth.

In the early days of the Internet, phenomena were primarily spread via email or Usenet discussion communities. Today, many of these phenomena are also spread via popular, user-based or social networking web sites, including (but not limited to) 4chan, Newgrounds, Reddit, Facebook, Fark, Flickr, Myspace, Slashdot, Something Awful, YouTube, or YTMND. Search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing may also amplify the propagation of these phenomena.

Kesimpulannya, dalam Bahasa Malaysia, 'Meme' satu fenomena yang popular di Internet yang hangat diperkatakan di kalangan semua pengguna. Dan selalunya fenomena popular itu akan menjadi satu trend atau ikutan ramai.

Taken from Internet for Beginners, these are examples of Modern Internet Memes.

Picture Credit : Yikes! Squirrel in my photo!
Nuts the Squirrel

is a Canadian critter who stole a front spot in a family photo. Today, you can "Squirrelize" your own photos to have Nuts in the foreground. Examples of squirreliation
Rickroll (The video is not available in our country)

A prankster meme: people will pretend to send critical business email links in emails, but are actually sending links to Rick Astley music videos from the 1980's.

Picture Credit : Aww, so cute ~~


The absurd gallery of people attaching human behaviors and captions to photos of housecats.

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Numa Numa Dance

This chubby lip-syncher, Gary Brolsma, has won the hearts of viewers everywhere.

Last but not least~~ 

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Remember this?

My ex-colleague shared with us this video. It was very funny. It was 'Numa Numa Dance' from Malaysia. They were actually students from MMU. I have been told by my ex-colleague that the boys were famous in MMU after the video became viral. 

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