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Memes are a growing part of our everyday life and popular culture, especially online. Many of us memes as the pictures and photographs that viral on social media sites. People them to jokes or social and political observations. However, biologist and author Richard Dawkins, the originator of the word 'meme', is unhappy with how the Internet has a meme as a "picture with words". Mr Dawkins the term 'meme' in his 1976 book 'The Selfish Gene'. He said memes are ideas that spread from brain to brain and are many times, much like genes. He told the BBC: "I'm not going to the term Internet meme to to a picture with writing on it."

Memes have our culture to the extent that universities now degree courses on them. America's Northwestern University its Meme Studies course back in 2011. Britain's Sky News says memes have helped to make politics more accessible to young people. One Twitter user a Sky journalist that: "Memes helped people more complex ideas, and that having politics in a different way makes it more digestible." This obvious with how memes a key part of how people their views during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The website said: "Memes now as much power, influence and reach as the propaganda posters of yesteryear."

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