One mème is an element of into force in a human society. It appears like a concept, information, an attitude, an old story, etc.
Defined by , it mème takes all its direction when one compares it with his analogue , it . Thus, the mème is transmitted between the individuals, and just like a gene, it can undergo changes ; thus, several versions of a mème coexist at certain periods. The mème ready to be transmitted then tends to eliminate the others; following the example gene, the mème is likely ofto evolve/move by . Mème and is similar to and , applied to and not with . One speaks for example about " viral communication » (William Seward Burroughs) for the diffusion of word of mouth of and of .
Any culture conveys hundreds of mèmes. Their role can be banal (title of song à.la.mode, very known mark) or crucial for the life in company (, common convention). A mème can be largely widespread because it tends to to diffuse itself by itself crossed once a critical mass of users of the term ().
- (Fr) Why the hen crossed the road? History of a mème by Yves Roumazeilles