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What’s with the wheelbarrow?

Related to metatags are memes.

Definition

From Wikipedia:

“Meme, (rhymes with “cream” and comes from Greek root with the meaning of memory and its derivative “mimeme”), is the term given to a unit of information that replicates from brains and inanimate stores of information, such as books and computers, to other brains or stores of information. The term meme was coined in 1976 by Richard Dawkins in his bestselling book, The Selfish Gene. Inanimate sources of information have been termed ‘retention systems’.”

Study of memes: memetics

History of the memetic approach

Example of a meme

“All your base are belong to us” story

Analysis of memes

Analysis of an artificial meme

Nova Spivak: Go meme and A Physics of Ideas

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