What is a Meme?

What is MEME? MEME is “An idea that spreads like a virus by word of mouth, email, blogs etc” Definition of MEME: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. Origin of MEME: alteration of mimeme, from mim- (as in mimesis) + -eme. First Known Use: 1976 [1976; <Greek mīmeîsthai to imitate, copy; coined by R. Dawkins, British biologist] 

In common usage on social media, meme has become the term used to describe a photo with a quote or compelling phrase on it that spreads virally.

Thanks Debbi Dachinger