I know Richard Dawkins coined the term meme to talk about cultural transmission in a similar way genes do. What i mean is ¿Who took Dawkins’ term and started using it to describe viral internet phenomena and why?
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¿Does anybody know who ( as well as when and why) started using the term “meme” or “internet meme” to refer to this phenomena? So far i have only find something in “Epic win for anonymous”, in which the autor Cole Stryker, says the term was co-opted by journalists when viral videos and web micro-celebrities began to appear. However there are no references about this.
Danung, J. y L. Holloway Attaway, (2008) “All your base are belong to us: An analysis of the cultural connotations of the internet meme” en Literature, culture and digital media. Stryker, C., (2011) Epic win for anonymous: How 4chan’s army conquered the web. New York, The Overlook Press. Chen, C. (2012). “The creation and meaning of internet memes in 4chan: Popular internet culture in the age of online digital reproduction” Habitus.
There’s this new mexican meme called “san juan cholo”. It must not have more than 2 months old since it went viral and it already has a lot of “crossovers” with other memes and other elements of popular culture. http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/548225_357951177629422_1518742326_n.jpg http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/480234_356834884407718_2129042533_n.jpg http://quejalada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/kakarotto.jpg Its basically a mocking about the stereotypical “cholo”...
I apologize, i miswrote the name of the author in my last post. Is Davison, not Davidson. I’m so sorry if that caused you trouble to find his research.
Davidson Patrick, The Language of (Internet) Memes, in The social media reader, edited by Michael Mandiberg, New York : New York University Press, c2012. x, 289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. i have the article in Word if you are interested, just send me a message (email@example.com)