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memetics

(philosophy)
/me-met'iks/ The study of memes.

As of mid-1993, this is still an extremely informal and speculative endeavor, though the first steps toward at least statistical rigor have been made by H. Keith Henson and others. Memetics is a popular topic for speculation among hackers, who like to see themselves as the architects of the new information ecologies in which memes live and replicate.
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Jack Zipes, "What Makes a Repulsive Frog So Appealing: Memetics and Fairy Tales," Journal of Folklore Research, 45 no.
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Memetic principles as applied to the riot kiss photograph indicate that the original image and its re-creations are the vehicle and the frames, or ways of seeing, are that which are replicated.
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