Memetics
Memetics is a theory of mental content based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution, originating from the popularization of Richard Dawkins' 1976 book The Selfish Gene. Proponents describe memetics a...
Meme
A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmi...
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Aaron Lynch
Aaron Lynch (February 18, 1957 – November 14, 2005) was an American writer, best known for his book Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads Through Society.
After obtaining Bachelor's degrees in mat...
Technology and society
Technology and society or technology and culture refers to cyclical co-dependence, co-influence, co-production of technology and society upon the other (technology upon culture, and vice versa). This...
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Mediology
Mediology (from the French word "médiologie"), broadly indicates a wide-ranging method for the analysis of cultural transmission in society and across societies, a method which challenges the conventi...
Internet memes
An Internet meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet. Some notable examples include posting a ...
Hou De Kharcha
Hou de Kharcha (Marathi: होउ दे खर्च) is an internet meme in the Marathi language, originating in the state of Maharashtra, India. Its Facebook page and Google app appeared in 2013. The literal tr...
Social video marketing
Social video marketing (SVM) is a component of an integrated marketing communications plan designed to increase audience engagement through social activity around a given video. In a successful social...
Memetic engineering
Memetic engineering is a term developed and coined by Leveious Rolando, John Sokol, and Gibran Burchett while they researched and observed the behavior of people after being purposely exposed (knowing...
Memetracker
A memetracker is a tool for studying the migration of memes across a group of people. The term is typically used to describe websites that either:Sites in the latter group are often referred to as soc...
Technological determinism
Technological determinism is a reductionist theory that presumes that a society's technology drives the development of its social structure and cultural values. The term is believed to have been coine...
Mimetic drift
Mimetic drift describes the flow of memes across a social group. A typical usage can be seen in the edition of The Harrow Technology Report dated 22 December 2003.The phrase was used as the title of a...
The Selfish Gene
The Selfish Gene is a book on sociobiology by Richard Dawkins, first published in 1976, with the purpose "to examine the biology of selfishness and altruism". Dawkins used the term "selfish gene" as a...
The Selfish Gene - Wikipedia
Thesis, antithesis, synthesis
The triad thesis, antithesis, synthesis is often used to describe the thought of German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Hegel never used the term himself.The triad is usually described in t...
Sociofact
Term coined by Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, used together with the related terms "mentifact" (sometimes called a psychofact)and "artifact" to describe how cultural traits take on a life of their own, spa...
Susan Blackmore
Susan Jane Blackmore (born 29 July 1951) is an English freelance writer, lecturer, sceptic, and broadcaster on psychology and the paranormal, and is best known for her book The Meme Machine. She has w...
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That's Not Fake
That’s Not Fake is a viral ad taking the form of a fake TV show.
Logistic function
A logistic function or logistic curve is a common "S" shape (sigmoid curve), with equation:where e = the natural logarithm base (also known as Euler's number),x0 = the x-value of the sigmoid's midpoin...
Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for the German Reich from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler...
Mentifact
Mentifact (sometimes called a "psychofact") is a term coined by Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, used together with the related terms "sociofact" and "artifact" to describe how cultural traits, such as "beli...
Hugo de Garis
Hugo de Garis (born 1947, Sydney, Australia) was a researcher in the sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) known as evolvable hardware. He became known in the 1990s for his research on the use of ...
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Pomegranate (phone)
The Pomegranate is a mobile phone created as a marketing campaign on behalf of the Government of Nova Scotia. The website advertising the product has comical features such as a harmonica, and a coff...
Second Industrial Revolution
The Second Industrial Revolution, also known as the Technological Revolution, was a phase of the larger Industrial Revolution corresponding to the latter half of the 19th century, sometime between 184...
Second Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia
World-systems theory
World-systems theory (also known as world-systems analysis or the world-systems perspective), a multidisciplinary, macro-scale approach to world history and social change, emphasizes the world-system...
Indeterminacy (philosophy)
Indeterminacy, in philosophy, can refer both to common scientific and mathematical concepts of uncertainty and their implications and to another kind of indeterminacy deriving from the nature of defin...
Viruses of the Mind
"Viruses of the Mind" is an essay by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, first published in the book Dennett and His Critics: Demystifying Mind (1993). Dawkins originally wrote the essay ...
Ideosphere
The ideosphere, much like the noosphere, is the realm of memetic evolution, just like the biosphere is the realm of biological evolution. It is the "place" where thoughts, theories and ideas is though...
Daniel Dennett
Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of b...
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Virtual Bartender
Virtual Bartender (virtualbartender.beer.com) was a viral marketing campaign launched in 2004 by beer.com, which featured an online interactive "virtual bartender", played by Playboy model Tammy Plant...
Project 2012 (Hersheypark)
Project 2012 is a viral marketing campaign surrounding the launch of an attraction at Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania, called Skyrush. It began in October 2010 and has continued through the announc...