Pictures, videos, links, and other content that spreads quickly from one person to another through the Internet. Some well-known Internet memes include Lolcats, the Numa Numa Dance (a video of a teenager dancing to a pop song), a hoax e-mail about Bill Gates willing to pay money for forwarding the e-mail, and a Web site showing hamsters dancing to music. Memes can also refer to an idea, concept, phrase or any other unit of information that goes viral.
For a list of phenomena specific to the Internet, such as popular themes and catchphrases, viral videos, amateur celebrities and more, see the Wikipedia page below!
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon
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