The History Of The Meme

Everyone who’s on the internet will have seen a meme and whether you find them funny, annoying or just completely weird is besides the point, because they’re here to stay. It’s always good to keep up to date with these things even if they’re completely alien to you, so here’s the history of the meme: 

1. Dat Boi Richard Dawkins 

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The term ‘Meme’ was first coined by Richard Dawkins the evolutionary biologist in his novel The Selfish Gene. It defines a cultural idea, trend or fashion which self-replicates and spreads amongst a group. 

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