refers to a "unit of cultural information" which can propagate from one mind to another in a manner analogous to genes (i.e., the units of genetic information)And on the Internet, this rather serious, intellectual definition from a social theory has come to mean something absurd that we blog about, or play around with.
Online memes arise from mistakes. Creative cuteness. Or just a desire to know more about oneself. If you travel in the right circles, everything seems to be part of a meme now -- obviously lists are, but also squid.
My question is, what's next? Where do you think the next absurdity is going to come from?