2016年10月28日 星期五

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How Memes Are Shaping the Election

Viral internet in-jokes have become a dog whistle and potent force in the 2016 presidential race, says Brad Kim of Know Your Meme.


This Is What Happens When You Become a Meme


It turns out becoming a meme without your consent can suck really, really…
VICE.COM

The world is always watching President Barack Obama.
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Think “Grand Theft Auto” meets petting zoo. The videogame "Goat Simulator," which lets gamers play as a goat, has been downloaded more than one million times.


The World of Internet Memes Embraces the Year of the Goat


THE MEDIUM
The Hitler Meme 
By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN

Video parodies of a film about the Third Reich are all over the Web. What’s the appeal of Adolf Hitler freaking out?

"In short, the company and its product — which has never been found to be unsafe, unhealthy, or to have caused food-borne illnesses — were victims of an insidious viral internet meme that wedged them between two powerful and opposing forces: the need to feed millions cheaply, and the growing desire of American consumers to know exactly what they’re eating."
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meme
n.

A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
[Shortening (modeled on GENE) of mimeme, from Greek mimēma, something imitated, from mimeisthai, to imitate. See mimesis.]




meme 

Pronunciation: /miːm/ 

NOUN

1An element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.
2An image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.



Derivatives

memetic
ADJECTIVE

Origin

1970s: from Greek mimēma 'that which is imitated', on the pattern of gene.

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