Talk:meme

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This encyclopedia article needs to be changed into a dictionary article. — Hippietrail 15:39, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Still? I think it looks good now. — henne 10:25, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
I agree that it no longer needs fixing --140.211.91.237 01:00, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I would like to anti-verify online quizzes as individual memes. I have never seen the usage, and it does not match well with the established definition. Also, I don't think "memetic" is derived from meme; I'm pretty sure it's the other way around. --140.211.91.237 01:00, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

In the sense of "(loosely) An interactive quiz or survey spread from one user to another on the Internet" DAVilla 18:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

See (for example) these results from a search of LiveJournal, where practically every occurrence of "this meme" refers to something of the above kind. [1] 86.131.94.6 18:58, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Wow, that's interesting! Too bad we can't use LiveJournal though. I sometimes quote blogs if they seem pretty solid, but anymore I even then prefer not to except as an addition, since they seldom count as durable, and even then questionably so. LiveJournal is so transient that half the time the pages are gone before I can even quote them. But nevermind, I'll see what I can dig up. DAVilla 22:11, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Umm, finally cited, two-and-a-half years later. Equinox 23:33, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I think mark it as a neologism and leave it. It seems a natural extension of the word. Rfvpassed Harmless. Andrew massyn 20:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Seems I spoke too soon. See discussion above. Leaving the rfvtag for the nonce. Andrew massyn 20:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

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Discussion moved from December Rfv. Please discuss further. Andrew massyn 20:38, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

This encyclopedia article needs to be changed into a dictionary article. — Hippietrail 15:39, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Still? I think it looks good now. — henne 10:25, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
I agree that it no longer needs fixing --140.211.91.237 01:00, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I would like to anti-verify online quizzes as individual memes. I have never seen the usage, and it does not match well with the established definition. Also, I don't think "memetic" is derived from meme; I'm pretty sure it's the other way around. --140.211.91.237 01:00, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

In the sense of "(loosely) An interactive quiz or survey spread from one user to another on the Internet" DAVilla 18:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

See (for example) these results from a search of LiveJournal, where practically every occurrence of "this meme" refers to something of the above kind. [2] 86.131.94.6 18:58, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Wow, that's interesting! Too bad we can't use LiveJournal though. I sometimes quote blogs if they seem pretty solid, but anymore I even then prefer not to except as an addition, since they seldom count as durable, and even then questionably so. LiveJournal is so transient that half the time the pages are gone before I can even quote them. But nevermind, I'll see what I can dig up. DAVilla 22:11, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

I think mark it as a neologism and leave it. It seems a natural extension of the word. Rfvpassed Harmless. Andrew massyn 20:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Seems I spoke too soon. See discussion above. Leaving the rfvtag for the nonce. Andrew massyn 20:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

rfvfailed 2.5 years without any citations Cynewulf 21:33, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


Meaning that failed the verificationEdit

Just add an explicit note, the meaning that failed the verification was the following:

  1. An interactive quiz or survey spread from one user to another on the Internet.

--Daniel Polansky 16:37, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Use on TwitterEdit

A slang usage I just encountered on Twitter suggests that "meme" is being used to refer to tweets, or the process of sharing information concisely in short messages. How widespread is this?

Definition 3Edit

"(Internet, slang, loosely) A quiz or survey that is copied from one webpage or online journal to another, each participant filling in his or her personal answers."

I have never ever ever in my ever ever life seen the word "meme" used with this meaning. Perhaps it's a very new meaning or is only used in an incredibly limited sphere, but the only usage I've seen on the internet for the word has been with reference to internet memes and, thus, an extension of definition 1. Further, on looking at the sources it seems that the only place the word is actually used with definition 3 this is on LJ. 124.169.220.73 14:05, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

We have three citations, enough to meet WT:CFI, and none of them comes from LJ. They are from unrelated Internet newsgroups. Equinox 18:44, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Even though I know an anonymous comment on a discussion page is about as valuable as a Deutsche Mark, I feel compelled to add that this usage has seen gradually growing popularity on social networking sites (in particular, Facebook), and has been spreading beyond journalblogging circles for quite some time. It's probably not quite as widespread in use as "survey" or "quiz", but it's often used synonymously with that concept.

Tea Room discussionEdit

See Special:PermanentLink/24549090#meme. DCDuring TALK 21:24, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

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"Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity." What does this mean? That, for instance, the word "Caucasian" might be a meme? Equinox 15:26, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

I've wondered whether this kind of thing would be better defined by a {{non-gloss definition}}. DCDuring TALK 01:58, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
I'll just chip in and say I don't understand it either. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:03, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
I think the sentence should be deleted. It is encyclopedic. The definition given seems adequate. DCDuring TALK 09:59, 13 December 2011 (UTC)


IncomprehensibleEdit

We received feedback on this page via OTRS, with the opinion that it is incomprehensible. To be honest, I can understand that opinion. Could somebody make it a bit more accessible? Jcb (talk) 13:01, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

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