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...
Meme - Wikipedia
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Traditional society
In sociology, traditional society refers to a society characterized by an orientation to the past, not the future, with a predominant role for custom and habit.Such a society will be marked by a lack ...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
Susan Blackmore - Wikipedia
The Aristocrats
"The Aristocrats" (also known as "The Debonaires" or "The Sophisticates" in some tellings) is a taboo-defying dirty joke that has been told by numerous stand-up comedians since the vaudeville era. Ov...
Social Evolution
Social Evolution is the title of an essay by Benjamin Kidd, which became available as a book published by Macmillan and co London in 1894. In it, Kidd discusses the basis for society as an evolving ph...
That's Not Fake
That’s Not Fake is a viral ad taking the form of a fake TV show.
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...
Evolutionary psychology of religion
The evolutionary psychology of religion is the study of religious belief using evolutionary psychology principles. It is one approach to the psychology of religion. As with all other organs and organ ...
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...
The C'mons
The C'mons or The C.M.O.N.S. are the fictional rock band consisting of White, Blue, Red, Cherri and Moo used in viral marketing campaign to promote 4th generation Opel Corsa in Europe since 2006. The ...
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...
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...
Kiss of death (mafia)
The kiss of death (Italian: Il bacio della morte) is the sign given by a mafioso boss or capo that signifies that a member of the crime family has been marked for death, usually as a result of some pe...
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...
Meme pool
A meme pool is the sum total of all memes (transmittable units of cultural ideas, practices, symbols) present in a given human population. The term is analogous to gene pool. The meme pool is in esse...
Cultural group selection
Cultural group selection is an explanatory model within cultural evolution of how cultural traits evolve according to the competitive advantage they bestow upon a group. This multidisciplinary approac...
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 ...