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comment by kleinbl00

I would argue, and Dawkins would argue, that a meme is the self-replicating, mutating idea rather than "links you share with friends." Yeah - All Your Base belong to us in 2000 but nobody said "it me" while linking to dancing baby on Tumblr in 2003.





user-inactivated  ·  440 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ok then, Kilroy was there in World War 2 and the Church of the Subgenius is barely younger the ARPANET.

kleinbl00  ·  440 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're missing my point: I mean yeah the triquetra and valknut date to 8th century Europe but somehow managed to avoid all religious or spiritual connotation so fer sure "semiotics we share" goes back a bit.

But the recontextualization-as-speech meme factory comes from imageboards and prior to 4chan, those images were things you observed, rather than things you interacted with and redefined to suit your purposes.

kingmudsy  ·  439 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Valknut is just 8th century cool s, change my mind

kleinbl00  ·  439 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My point exactly - a cat's cradle for the pencil devoid of symbolism or context.

We now live in an era where our phone keyboards have a meme search. We are Shaka and the walls have fallen.