Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon; "What's He Building in There" by Tom Waits; "Monster Mash" by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers]

As you listen to today's tunes reflect on how authors use irony, allusion, symbolism, and even humor to help an audience suspend disbelief long enough to get scared out of our minds! How does Shakespeare use these tools in Hamlet, and to what effect?

AGENDA:
1. Journal
2. Discuss essay/ hero prompt
3. Vocab

HW:
1. Find your next literature analysis book (if you haven't already) and bring it with you to class tomorrow (Tuesday 11/1).
2. Define the term "meme" and explain why the concept is important in online communication. Comment to this post with your answer.

79 comments:

  1. The term Internet meme is used to describe a concept that spreads via the Internet. The term is a reference to the concept of memes, although the latter concept refers to a much broader category of cultural information.
    This is important because it provides us a reference to something we have viewed on the Internet before we read it.
    Chad Foster
    Per.2

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  2. A meme is a reoccurring joke, phrase, trend, or idea that spreads through culture (in our case, the Internet). My saying "lulz" was a playoff of "lol" or "laugh out loud" being said as "lohl" (which is how I always say it in my head anyways).
    Memes can be a form of unification, an inside joke for anyone who wants to know. They create common understanding. And sometimes confusion.

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  3. Something that can range from intellectual to silly, yet, sticks with you. It spawns from a certain culture.

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  4. Meme: A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

    My example of a Meme: When I was younger, I would join in on the little entertaining hand games that kids loved playing. One of them went like this: “This is Buggie. Buggie says hi. This is Buggie when a car comes by.” And of course, there were clever hand gestures that went along with it. Well, the other day, my 8-year old sister came home and was excited to show me that exact hand game which she had learned that day. However, the way she learned it went like this: “This is Fred. Fred says hi.” And that was it. I was disappointed with those changes so, I showed her the way I had learned it. It just goes to show how things change when they are passed down through time.

    Kayla McCallie
    Period 2

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  5. A meme is an idea,behaviour or style that is passed from one culture or mind to another.

    It is important because it shows us the different understandings of a poem, ryhme or story.

    Edith Gonzalez
    p.3

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  6. A meme is an idea that can replicate and evolve, like a gene. It’s also a unit of cultural information that can also be transformed, etc. this term and concept was created by Richard Dawkins, the author of The Selfish Gene and he described the meme as “a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation,”
    It’s interesting how Dr. Preston asked us to define the term “meme”. I heard of this word through artists and through titles of art. I’ve been curious about it and now I know… Anyway, Internet Meme is used to describe a subject or a concept that spreads through the Internet. It’s an idea that’s used through World Wide Web and it can include things like picture, videos, websites and many more. This concept is important to online communication because it shows cultural information that many other World Wide Web users might be interested in. Memes can diffuse into various culture including literature and art. Correct me if I’m wrong but there seems to be a difference between Internet meme and “art meme”. I find the “art meme” to be a compilation of various artworks put together in one picture or one piece of artwork. This is where I originally stumbled upon memes. I’m not positive if that’s what it really means but according to another source, internet memes are just like blogs. When one person posts something interesting, it becomes viral, and then becomes a meme.

    mari kagawa
    period III

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  7. A meme is a behavior, style, or idea that spreads from one person to another within a culture.

    This is important in online communication because memes help create a sense of community. By having everyone with knowledge of the particular meme within a given community, it gives them a sense of togetherness because they might be the only ones who know what they are talking about when they use the meme, kind of like an inside joke of sorts.

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  8. A meme is a reoccuring phrase in a certain culture (the internet) an example of a meme would be smh which in fact means shaking my head. In order for meme's to be universal they have to be widely known. Meme's can provide a form of communication and unification if known by everyone. They are very confusing to those outside that "social bubble"

    Lizzie Level
    P.2

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  9. The term "meme" refers to "an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means." This concept can refer to the widely used phrases in online communication. For example, the terms "lol," "omw," "ttyl," etc. are abbreviations that have been passed from person to person through texting, IMing, emailing, and other forms of communication. If my parents saw these terms, they would have no clue what they mean; this is just part of newer generations.

    Arianna Farmer
    Period 2

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  10. A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    Most of online culture is memes. Some things that come to mind are planking, owling, coning, and leisure diving. They all started with one person posting a picture of themselves online, and since has grown into a type of competition of who can do these things best or funniest. MySpace used to be the big thing, and everyone wanted to code their profile and post pictures. Then facebook came along and most left MySpace to join facebook. Now there are tons of other social networking sights, all with something a little different to set them apart. On Youtube, people have posted videos of themselves singing, vlogging, or trying to be entertaining. Some of these people have been signed, guest starred on television shows, or appeared in commercials because everyone was interested in what they did. Now everyone wants to be famous and is trying to put new videos up. Everything on the internet spreads like wild fire.

    Candace Rickman
    Period 3

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  11. Meme: It's like an inside joke, but of people belonging to a certain area of the internet (yes, area, they have those online.) They can be seen as mean, offensive, hilarious, etc. It really depends on the person reading it (you touched upon this a few journals ago when you said that when something is said among people, it can be looked at very differently by a lot of different types of people.) I would never show anyone the stupid stuff, or memes if you will, that I spend my time laughing at other than the people who I know share the same "area" of the internet as I do. It wouldn't make sense. At all. They're important online because they link people with one another, it keeps insiders in and outsiders at a safe distance.

    -Noe Bernal
    Periodo Dos

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  12. A ton of homework on Halloween night?
    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

    A meme is defined as: An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation. It's important in online communication because it creates a certain type of intellect within the online community. The "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED" I wrote in the start of my comment is a meme, and like that specific one, there are many others. It's almost like an unspoken understanding within the community; everyone knows what everyone is talking about without having to explain if they know what meme is being referred to.

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  13. A meme is an idea, behavior or style that has spread from person to person throughout culture. It can be carried on through gestures, hand motions, writing, or other various forms.

    Memes are important for the internet because it can bring together a group of random people that all have a meme in common. Whether it be owling or doing the Dougie, it's passed on to different people in different ways. They can be compared to trends that occur online and a way to spread a meme would be on social networks or by email. As it spreads, it brings a sense of community among those who know what it is. Therefore, memes can be used to unite web users.

    -Kelly Brickey, Period 3

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  14. Meme: An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

    “What the hell are you talking about?”
    “It’s a meme, you wouldn’t understand.”

    I don’t know many memes because I don’t dwell on forums. However, my point is that memes have become, in a sense, part of language, like words. My friends make jokes all the time in reference to these memes, or they invoke a meme in certain situations. And in order to understand what the hell they (my friends) mean, I have to know the meme. Sort of like acronyms. If you read a conversation full of them, you have no idea what it is meant if you don’t know them. However, once someone tells you that F.T.W. means For The Win and R.O.F.L. means rolling on the floor laughing, it is all understood. I considered memes to be like words, indeed they are like such although it may be more accurate to say that they are more of a symbol. If someone says Troll Face, not only is there an image, there is also a mountain of cartoons, situations, jokes, etc. that go along with it. Thus, a meme bundles up all sorts of ideas into one word or phrase or image, resulting in mass communication through just one item. I think this is why it is important. Also, to its importance, memes are created from the internet community itself, demonstrating the communicative powers of the web in itself.

    -Trevor
    Period 6

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  15. Definition of Meme: An idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. This is important in online communication because it contributes to spreading certain ideas to one another or “inside jokes”. People can know what different sayings can mean without have to actually explain them.

    Jessica Manriquez; Per. 6

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  16. The term meme is an idea, pieces of culture, that self-replicate and is transferred from a person or group to another person or group. Richard Dawkins invented the term "meme" which stands for something that is imitated. The common usage of the term is through wide number of words, images, phrases, or videos that relatively spreads quickly without much effort. Terms such as "lol", "g2g", "ttyl", "OMG" are all abbreviations for phrases such as laughing out loud, got to go, talk to you later, and oh my God. As we can see, many people begin to use this concept which eventually became almost universal...that is to the teens. As more people begin to incorporate and permeate such ideas, then there would be a world wide communication where everyone knows what he/she is talking about.

    Samuel Moon
    Period 6

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  17. meme:an idea or element of social behaviour passed on through generations in a culture, esp by imitation

    Memes have become a part of our language especially on the internet. One meme that I know of write now that is relevant, at least to many teens, is LMS. This means "Like my Status" and is used by many people on Facebook. Memes are their own language. Not everyone knows what each meme means but many of them our used today in everyday speech especially on blogs or forums or the internet. Memes turn longer sentences into short phrases or groupings of letters. Memes seem to make internet communication simpler, as long as you know what the meme means.

    Kelli Carrillo p.3

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  18. A meme is an idea, behaviour or stlye that spreads from person to person within a culture. It acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices. Memes are important because thye bring together people that have that same meme. Memes are like trends that are online.

    Patrick Sims P.3

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  19. Meme is an image, word, video, ect. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another. This concept is important in online communication because it shows how different people are in different cultures. Meme helps make a community like area in the Internet. Some examples would be “lol”, “smh”, and much more.
    Chelsey Soriano Per 3

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  20. A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. The conecept of memes in online communication today is important because without a full understanding of memes, it is easy to become overwhelmed. One meme that I have come across numerous timeson sites such as YouTube is "It's over 9000!" This meme originated from the series Dragon Ball Z, and if you don't understand it then it just seems like someone posting some random comment when they are actually making a joke by making a reference to an old TV show.

    Nancy Rubio
    Per.2

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  21. Meme: is an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.
    Internet Meme: is used to describe a concept that spreads via the Internet.

    Its important for online communication because
    they make things easier to understand if you are familiar to that concept.

    Max Kuhlman
    Period 2

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  22. Meme: an idea or element of social behaviour passed on through generations in a culture, esp by imitation.
    This concept is important in online communication because ideas burgeon quickly on the internet and basically everybody can see it.Therefore, thing's like "lol" or other trends and ideas can spread to others.

    Dania Hatamleh, Period Four

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  23. The definition of a “meme” is an “A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.”
    This concept is important to online communication because as technology has skyrocketed these past couple of years, online communication has evolved and become a huge part of the maturing culture. For example, the iPad commercial that we saw in class today, the toddler already knew how to use an iPad, and knew more about it that she did a magazine. This is the same experience as I have with my little cousins, because they know how to use an iPad more than I do. This is integrating into our generation’s culture, it is a meme. Online communication as a result will grow out of its infancy and will be used in even more powerful ways than it already is.

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  24. A meme is an idea,image, video or concept that is spread throughout the internet from user to user. Memes are an important aspect of the internet. They alter and unite users understanding of the world-wide web. A meme can hold an obvious meaning to one person, and completely perplex another. This displays the wide variety of personalities and understandings amongst the internet. Memes are also used in marketing. They provide are inexpensive mass internet advertising.
    Patrick Fraire
    P.3

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  25. Meme: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

    most young people today spend A LOT of time on online communities, so memes are a big part of online communication, and if you're not hip to the new slang terms or acronyms, you're going to be lost. I still have to check Urban Dictionary sometimes. Whether they're helpful or not just depends on the people in the conversation.

    Marissa Tajalle
    P.2

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  26. A meme is an an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. It is important in online communication because it allows people to communicate and tell jokes with each other.

    Mitchell Edmondson
    P4

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  27. A meme is described as a concept that spreads via the internet; whether it is a behavior, style, or an idea. It is important in online communication because it allows information to spred faster and that causes more people to be aware about something. It also causes more people to get involved with a certain concept.

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  28. Meme is defined as an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. This concept is important to online communication because in online communication, anyone, anywhere, can see what has been posted. Therefore, it breaks the boundaries of meme, in which ideas, behaviours, or styles are confined within a particular culture. Online communication provides for these elements of different cultures to be shared and mixed together.

    Cayla Salazar Period 2

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  29. A meme is an idea that goes viral online and becomes a global trend. This is important in online communication because it is a fast and easy way to spread ideas. Some examples of memes that I found were planking and flashmobbing.

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  30. A meme is an idea, behaviour, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. Memes are important to online conversations because it is pertinent to understanding. If you are involved in an online conversation but don't understand the newest memes you may be leading the conversation off topic and not even realize it. Memes require a mutual understanding because some of them if taken literally may be confusing or even insulting. Memes are important for us to understand because they are constantly used and the meanings aren't always clear. Some are common but some aren't and its those that we need to focus on for our understanding.

    Taryn Kawahara period 2

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  31. Meme - an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    The concept of a meme is important in online communication because it allows trends. Online communication is very trendy and without memes there would be no "planking" "rofl" or "coning". There still might be coning and planking, but it wouldn't spread throughout the Internet.

    Nathan Seidenberg
    P. 3

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  32. Meme: an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture that replicates itself via cultural means
    An internet phenomenon or a meme is an image, video, phrase or simply an idea that spreads from one person to another

    It is important in online communication for us to be aware of how fast information can spread online and its causes. Also to produce an understanding and stay informed on how things consistently change within time.

    Jolissa Jiles
    p.4

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  33. "Historically, a meme is a discrete "package of culture" that would travel via word of mouth, usually as a mesmerizing story, a fable/parable, a joke, or an expression of speech. Today, memes travel much faster than simple speech. As Internet email forwards, instant messages, and Web page links, memes now travel instantly via the Internet."
    This is important for online communication because information spreads rapidly.
    - http://netforbeginners.about.com

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  34. Meme: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spread from person to person within a culture

    The concept is important in online communication because things change from generation to generation and while some people move along with them others don't. For example, I will get online and talk to people on Facebook and my mother will stare at me in awe wondering how I learned to be on the web with no issues not knowing that there are tons of people out there who have mastered web surfing and online communicating better than me. Over time everything that is put on the web spreads to places we don't even know of, this makes us realize that cultures/generations are becoming more aware and progressing through things we spread. An example of something our generation if spreading through web communication right now are all the acronyms we've made like "LOL", "TTYL", "ROFL" and many more.

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  35. Marie Alvarado ^^
    Per. 3

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  36. Daniel Gonzalez Per.2October 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    A meme is an idea, phrase, or behavior that is widely used within a culture.

    The expression that Maddy used, "Lulz", is a great example of a meme within the internet cuture.

    A meme is a very important concept to the internet because it gives a chance for users to communicate with one another.

    Daniel Gonzalez
    Per.2

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  37. A meme is an idea, behaviour, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. It is similar to an inside joke.

    A meme is important in online communication because it creates a sense of community and understanding within a group. It's also important for us to see how things change with time and how fast new information can be spread now.

    Nicole Anderson
    Period 2

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  38. A meme is a unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
    This is important in online communication because it provides a sense of togetherness. When a meme is widely known it brings everyone together since they all understand it. A common example would “LMAO.” This means “Laughing My A** Off.”
    Lupita Perez Per. 3

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  39. First coined by the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his book, The Selfish Gene,the word meme has evolved into from something general and associated with everything bit of human culture, to specifically, the internet culture. The original meaning that Dawkins prescribed to was the idea that anything manufactured by humans, including art, religion, books, songs, tools, vehicles, etc., and spreads quickly to from human to human is a meme. Ask any teenager now, and they will tell you about the "lolcat" they saw on the internet, rather than a famous painting they viewed while on an excursion to a museum. However memes are a necessity, and by memes, I mean the internet culture. When a tool is first discovered, it spreads quickly from one group of people to the next because of it's usefulness and importance. The same goes for art. If you are trying to start an organization or trying to build support for something, your best option is to take it viral and show it to as many people as possible. It will in turn spread to even more people and become more popular. This is the very idea of memes, and it's this idea that makes memes important for spreading important or serious information, not just "lolcatz."

    P.S.
    Some examples of common memes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QH2-TGUlwu4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LJP1DphOWPs

    The Right Honourable Nicholas Joshua Lycan
    Period 4

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  40. Meme is defined as an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means. Examples being the abbreviations "lol," or "omg." We are taking phrases and shortening them, making them some what simpler.
    Miranda Perez per. 3

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  41. Meme: 1.An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation. 2.An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

    A meme i important in online communication because it's something that everyone has in common or shares. With this people all now what there talking about and aren't confused at any time.

    Marisol Zepeda
    Period 6

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  42. An Internet meme is an idea that is spread through the World Wide Web.  For example the idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word "you" as "yhu". The meme may spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, news sources, or other web-based services.  They are important because they act as inside jokes for many people and a common sense of understanding. 

    Hunter Walker 
    Period 3

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  44. Definition of MEME

    : an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

    The concept of meme is important while using online communication for the simple fact that it lets you understand others' choice of words and abbreviations/acronyms. It's a helpful and faster way to be able to communicate with one another and spreads a new culture within society.

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  45. Definition of "meme": an idea or element of social behavior passed on through generations in a culture, esp by imitation.

    The concept of meme is important in online communication because the technology is growing and growing. Some examples are companies are making lots of smart phones, and now even 5th graders have smart phones with them or younger kids; they know how to use them too. Kids in today's society amazes me when they know about the certain stuff more than me.

    Yunjoo Lee
    Period 6

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  46. a meme is an imitation of something else. It is usually a behavior or type of style that passes informaly fom one person to another. Kind of like an inside joke. You have to be in on the meaning of it before you can imitate it.

    It allows for the spread of new culture and a way of understanding.

    Hannah Hosking
    Period: 4

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  47. MEME
    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

    Meme's give us the opportunity to build on ideas that were already created and improve them to make the even more efficient

    mariah cooks p. 2

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  48. a meme is an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

    An example for a meme would be all the acronyms we use through media. Such as: rofl, smh, lol, ttyl, wbu, idk,etc. It's important to keep up with the changes and knowing the new things abbreviated in the online community. So you can communicate with others and not be that person that goes; "What does smh stand for?" It helps community spreads and idea and keep it going like the use of abbreviations or acronyms.

    Per.4
    Stephanie Owens

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  49. Meme: A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

    I guess it's important as a language. They are things that are so popular they become universal over the internet. I guess they create the online culture. They give the online world a sense of identity. The reasons why cultures in general are important are the reasons why memes are important. I think there's a significance behind why these certain ideas become so popular and are recognized as internet memes.

    Dannielle Edwards, 4th.

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  50. A meme ( /ˈmiːm/[1]) is "an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."[2]

    Memes are necessary for trawwwwwwwwwwwwwwling.

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  51. A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    This concept is important to the internet because the internet is the largest created culture in the world. The internet created international connections, and it has developed a unique, indecisive style. This style allows for the spreading of all cultures through communication tools (i.e. Social Networks). With this invention, the world can progress to further knowledge by working together.

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  52. A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    Cultures grow by ideas spreading and people accepting them into that culture, therefore memes are neccesary for the internet culture to grow/prosper.

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  53. The definition of meme: A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Memes help us expand our mindset to discover new things.

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  54. Meme: an idea, behavior, style or usage passed from person to person in a culture.

    Many common memes are used on the internet, which seems to be a giant culture in this day and age, and almost form a new language. There are so many of these memes like "LOL" and "JK" for example, that I can hardly keep up anymore. But the majority of internet users understand them and it puts millions of people on the same page.

    Matthew Giddings p.3

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  55. meme/mēm/
    Noun:
    An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
    An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

    Meme's can be found important for constructing new ideas on previous concepts using the web.

    Carlos Cruz Per.3

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  56. Meme is a behavior that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    It is important in online culture because it basically created a sub-language. It made the internet like a different world.

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  57. 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)

    Basically, they're important because this is how people on the internet speak nowadays... it's blog talk and now it's not about words, it's about memes. Creating a new internet meme can put you with the highest because if it's funny enough (ironic, sarcastic, etc.) everyone will start using it not only on their blogs but also in everyday speech. This is how we talk nowadays.

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  58. A meme is "an image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another." In our case, a meme would be passed through the Internet from one person to the next, which would spread the understanding of the specific meme along. A common meme would be the "LOL Cats" that are all over the Internet.

    Memes are important to online communication because, memes provide a quick and easy way of spreading information quickly and efficiently.

    Jessica C. Period 4

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  59. A meme is something that is passed through non-genetic means through people. It can also be something passed electronicaly through the internet user to user. A meme has become an important means of communication, as well as an evolving convience for the technologicaly savy people of today.

    Rachel Bumstead p.4

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  60. A meme is an idea or behavior that is spread throughout a culture from one person to another.

    In our Internet culture, memes are used all the time. For example we have "lol", "rofl", and "jk" mean "laughing out loud", "rolling on the floor laughing", and just kidding". Everyone who is a regular Internet user knows what these things mean. But lately, there have been new memes that I don't understand. However these memes are important to online communication because they allow for faster communication and they create a common, for lack of a better term, language for everyone on the Internet.

    Shannon Fahey
    Period 4

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  61. A meme is an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.

    This is important an important concept because the Internet is what connects us all in this era.  Technology is advancing and it is serving as a meme for our generation. 

    Laura Wong 
    Period 2

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  62. A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    It's important in online culture because the language used on blogs and websites is a new form Everyone is learning to speak how everyone else is online and is creating something common for everyone to understand and be apart of. Now the communication on social networks (ex. facebook) is to the point where using abbreviations or any type of slang is common and everyone understands.

    per. 3

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  63. A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that is passed down either from person to person or through cultural mediums. 

    Currently, memes are spread through the Internet. Modern culture is characterized by its rapidly developing technology, so it is no surprise that memes are important concept to understand. They reveal the traits of modern culture by displaying what people like, or find amusing--  all through how they talk. 

    Kari Griego
    Period 4

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  64. Memes is most basically cultural ideas and symbols used on the Internet Spread through the host themselves And if they are propagated less prolifically it will become extinct. In technology they self replicate and mutate in response to selective pressures.



    Isaac De La Cruz
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  65. A Meme is common behavior, ideas, and style that spreads within culture. (inside jokes, viral videos, fashion)

    Memes are important in internet communication because you can use a meme to carry an idea of yours and influence millions if not billions of peoples behavior and ideas for your advantage. Whether your trying to sell something or start a revolution, Memes are mediums of communication that are created and distributed faster than ever, and reach a larger audience than ever because of the internet.

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  66. A "meme" is an idea which is passed from one person to another. Memes are important for internet communication between two people, or two generations, because they allow all of us to get on the same page and better understand each other.

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  67. A meme is something like a joke or an idea that is passed from person to person through the internet and soon people just accept it. They're important because they show how people interact within a culture and on the internet. Sorry for the late response, I've been out of town and this is the first chance I have had to post.
    Tyler Stewart Period 3

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  68. A meme is an idea, behavior or style that has spread from person to person throughout culture. It can be carried on through gestures, hand motions, writing, or other various forms.

    I believe they are important because they show how people of different/or same cultures interact with one another. For a specific example see @Cody Kiniry's comment. That is a traditional form of "meme"

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  69. A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads through out a culture.

    This is important because you can get a sence of how other cultures are and because it's on the Internet your ideas as a culture can reach a much larger audience

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  70. Meme is a unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. I feel like this is important because it shows how different ideas with in different cultures can learn from each other and reflect on new ideas trough social media.

    Shannon Murray
    Period 3

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  71. A meme is a behavior, idea, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.
    I think it's important because it presents us with a brand new online language. They are examples of how people interact with each other.

    Adriana Zamudio
    period 4

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  72. A meme is a reocurring idea, behavior or style that is passed from one culture or mind to another.

    it is important to understand that this information is given to you by someone, who recieved it from someone, And we may or may not realize it but the real deal could have been changed in that process. basically stating its a language passed over the internet that can be interpreted by differently or in similarity.

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  73. A meme is an idea, behaviour or stlye that spreads from person to person within a culture. It acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices. Memes are important because they bring together people that recognize the memes, even if they live across the globe. Memes change often, and can be considered online trends.
    Emily Martinez
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  74. a meme is something that is passed from one another socially. Or an image/video passed around on the internet. Essentially the internet consist of only memes. People are constantly creating ideas and they are being adopted by a variety of cultures through the access of the internet.

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  75. A meme is something that is passed from person to person in a culture.

    Basically anything viral or popular. Keeps things fresh.

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  76. Meme is cultural characteristic passed down generations: any characteristic of a culture, e.g. its language, that can be transmitted from one generation to the next in a way analogous to the transmission of genetic information
    it is an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.

    I feel meme's is important to the online community because it shows a distinctive way to communicate with eachother online no matter where they come from or who they are. We all share a way of how we address eachother and can have a form of communicating in our generation through the internet whether its twitter, youtube or facebook. In this particualr era we have created many viral ideas and slang language through the internet.
    For example: planking, "Swag", "Lol" etc.


    Alaysia Navarro
    Period 4

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  77. Meme is an element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation. It is an image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

    I believe meme's are important to the online community because it helps people all over communicate no matter where they're from or who they are. It's what turns concepts and ideas viral such as Jerking or Planking with the help from twitter, facebook, and youtube there is nothing that goes unnoticed, and wont take long to get around the world. This is what creates our era's culture along with our generations slang language. For example "Swag" or "lol".

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  78. A meme is "an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."

    A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.

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  79. Posting on behalf of Kaley Jorgensen:
    Memes are ideas of behaviors that spread to other cultures. This relates to the online world because it shows how fast information can be spread. Once something is available online it's safe to assume it will be there forever. Also, another point to add is how fast the world of the Internet changes. Back in the days of no Internet and limited technology, memes could be good things. Ideas and other styles would grow and spread to other cultures. Today, it might not always be a good advantage. That is why it's so important to be aware of how the Internet can have a (bad) effect on your daily lives.

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