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What makes a meme?

Last posted Aug 30, 2009 at 12:23AM EDT. Added Aug 10, 2009 at 01:05AM EDT
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I’ve been through a lot of different memes of all different types and something I never really understood was what really went into creating one or making it last? Like is it all accident or do people sit down and think these out? Gimme your thoughts.

Aug 10, 2009 at 01:05AM EDT
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Legit memes are most likely to be spontaneous, IMO. I’d imagine that most of the ones in which people sat and thought it out would be the dreaded forced memes.

Aug 10, 2009 at 01:27AM EDT
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Memes are all about popular opinion. Memes generally are:

Popular.
Have derivatives.

While there are other details, these are the basic rule of thumbs.

Most memes are accidental, while some are thought out, or forced. Many forced memes do not make the cut, but some are liked and become popular.

Aug 10, 2009 at 02:33AM EDT
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see thread: http://knowyourmeme.com/forums/1-general/topics/33-what-criteria-should-be-considered-when-submitting-a-meme-entry

Aug 10, 2009 at 08:27AM EDT
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i think a meme is a form of communication where an idea that is humorous but inane is repeated and understood through various creative and personal adaptations.

Aug 27, 2009 at 12:27PM EDT
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There’s going to be a Beginner’s Guide sometime soon.
We’re not beginners, but it will help somewhat.

Aug 30, 2009 at 12:23AM EDT
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