An inside joke of the internet and those that lurk around it.
The "rick roll" is an older, overused meme.
Beküldő: TaylorXD 2011. október 3.
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(noun)

1 : an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media)

2 : a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means; a parasitic code, a virus of the mind especially contagious to children and the impressionable

3 : the fundamental unit of information, analogous to the gene in emerging evolutionary theory of culture
- meme pool (n.) : all memes of a culture or individual
- memetic (adj.) : relating to memes
- memetics (n.) : the study of memes

4 : in blogspeak, an idea that is spread from blog to blog

5 : an internet information generator, especially of random or contentless information

(Etymology : meme : derived from the Greek mimëma, 'something imitated', by Richard Dawkins in 1976)
Santa Claus is a more persistent meme than weasel frosting.
Beküldő: Emme 2003. december 10.
Used to give a bit of pseudo-academic gravitas to stupid viral shit.

A 'meme' doesn't have to be funny, provocative or even make sense. Most memes fall into one of three categories:

- 'Quirky' stuff that isn't funny.
- Pathetic stuff that fills you with vicarious despair.
- Revolting pictures that could be presented to some alien jury as evidence that humanity is cancer.

All that is required for a meme to succeed is for a critical mass of basement dwellers to get in on it. This being done, it will be spread over bulletin boards everywhere like the pox. Much drama and the locking of thousands of discussions across the web will follow, for what is known to the trolling elite as 'lulz'.

This word defies easy definition. It lost touch with 'funny' long ago, and now looks suspiciously like the sort of drama-whoring same 'elite' correctly pans.

The meme having taken hold, they and similar circle-jerking gobfags proceed with a relentless propaganda onslaught on its behalf, which culminates in several hundred fucktarded spinoffs and maybe - if it's clean - a spot on the news.

At this point, the sneering pricks who first publicised the 'meme' declare it to be 'old' and begin to snipe at anyone still found to be using it.

Said pricks then go back onto 4chan to find 'new memes'. Maybe a cute animal saying something incongruous. Maybe four old men eating each other's shit. Maybe someone failing on Youtube. Rinse and repeat, FOR TEH LULZ you pitiful fur in the arteries of mankind.
Nobody will guess we're stupid, talentless and generally loathsome if we call it a meme.

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- Hey, I notice you've posted 500 of that Vietnamese amputee shitting blood into the mouth of a circus acrobat in the last 8 hours. When you get called out on it, you try to appear like you're too cool to care. Yet you nurture this picture like the son you will never have. What does this say about you?

- STFU faggot imgmungfeast/img
Beküldő: Lord Grimcock 2009. június 23.
Memes (rhymes with dreams) are similar to a computer virus, in the way they spread quickly over a network, or group of computers. The difference is that they are a sort of virus of the human mind. An idea, or thought that spreads quickly, or one that occupies your thoughts that is tough to remove.
Begining a chant at a ball game or rally. A new dance craze. A song that you hear that you just can't get out of your head.
Beküldő: BigT 2005. május 6.
An item of pop culture propogated via word of mouth. Usually used in reference to the latest cool website that is propogated by e-mail.
Mahir, of "I kiss you" and "I invitate you to Turkey" fame.
"All your base are belong to us" the flash video, song, and Photoshopped photos.
Strong Bad and Trogdor the Burninator.
Beküldő: Colz Grigor 2003. március 17.
"A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation."

Kinda like a viral video that people keep making parodies and remakes of. =D

Pronounced (Meem; rhymes with dream)
Dude #1: Hey, "Unforgivable" is such a meme! Everyone's making a version of their own!

Dude #2: We should make "Old Greg" into a meme.

Dude #1: ....

Dude #2: ??? ......

Dude #1: No.
Beküldő: amtwister10 2008. május 9.
1. An unnecessary word for 'trend' or 'fad'.

2. A special word meaning 'trend' or 'fad' that occurs soley on the internet.

Fun facts:

Meme was a term coined by Richard Dawkins who, like his religious followers, thought he was coming up with something original when he came up with the word 'Meme', nor recognizing that there were already at least two words in the English language to describe this phenomena. (See above.)

Meme is now currently used almost esclusively within the confines of the second definition given here, to mean a trend or fad on the internet.
I don't think I need to provide examples. You wouldn't be here if you didn't know what a meme was.

And if you really don't know and you are reading this let me be the first to warn you: the internet is a horrible place and I encourage you in all sincerity not to use it for anything more than emails and whatever your work forces you to use it for.

Go live real life and enjoy. You don't want to meet the people on here the internet is a sad indictment on humanity.
Beküldő: Ayono 2012. december 11.

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