Gap Fill - Memes - Level 6


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

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

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