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What are memes?

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The Conversation published my Explainer article “What are memes?“ I argued that memes are an important mechanism of meaning that pre-dates the internet but is now central to the the internet’s rising creative comment culture.

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Obama? Norway killings? London riots? You can has a meme for that …

Rintel, S. (2011, August 15). Obama? Norway killings? London riots? You can has a meme for that … TheConversation.edu.au. Alongside serious reportage of bad news, you’ve probably come across at least one crisis meme that treats that bad news with a dose of ghoulish humour. Why does internet social commentary take these precise forms? And why […]

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