The term  has become particularly associated with internet culture.

Internet memes are usually humorous images, videos, pieces of text, or other media that are copied, often with slight variations, and spread rapidly by internet users.

They often reference current events, pop culture, or shared experiences.

Common characteristics of internet memes include:

They spread quickly across social media platforms.

They are often funny, satirical, or absurd.

They can be easily edited, remixed, or repurposed.

They often comment on or reflect current trends or events.

Memes have become a significant part of modern communication and culture, used for humor, social commentary, marketing, and more.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

A meme is a cultural analogue to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

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