Meme, pronounced as "miem", is another thing about the internet you can't find an explanation for.
The word has been around for a longer time than the world wide web.
British biologist Richard Dawkings first used the word to describe the way how cultural information, like a fashion style, an expression or an idea, spreads. He compares the phenomenon with a human gene.
Just like a gene, a meme can mutate and become more succesful, almost contagious.
The "viral" meaning of the word has been taken over by the Internet, with images and stories reaching people across the world.
We've seen things like the Harlem Shake, Will Smith presenting random things, the Ice Bucket Challenge, planking and many others appearing on our screens.
And with one meme disappearing, another sees the (artificial) light.
Last week, a random boy of 16 who is working at a supermarket became a meme himself.
A girl secretly snapped a picture of him and put it on her Twitter, but her secret wasn't kept for long.
In the following hours 1.3 Million tweets with the hashtag #alexfromtarget appeard on the social network, Alex got 733K followers, his girlfriend got hate mails and the boy got an interview in the Ellen Degeneres show.
Alex from target got famous in just a few hours and he did absolutely nothing.
I really missed the point somewhere for these memes, but Will Smith can really make your picture Instantly Interesting.
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