Meme-ories: The top Internet memes of 2011

Internet memes are catchphrases, concepts or ideas that rapidly spread through the Internet via blogs, email, news sources, websites, social networks, and message boards.

Memes are nothing new…the word “mneme” first appeared in the early 20th Century in relation to memory. The word “meme” came along 70 years later as a way to describe units of culturally transmitted and remembered information. Along came lolcats and dozens of Chuck Norris references, and Internet memes were born.

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Top Memes of 2011
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