Memeplex

Much of the study of memes focuses on groups of memes called meme complexes, or "memeplexes." Like the gene complexes found in biology, memeplexes are groups of memes that are often found present in the same individual. Applying the theory of Universal Darwinism, memeplexes group together because memes will copy themselves more successfully when they are "teamed up". Examples include sets of memes like singing and guitar playing, or the Christmas tree and Christmas dinner.Unlike gene complexes, memeplexes do not have to benefit the genes in order to replicate.
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  • An Introduction to Memes and Memetics for Marketers

    … as the entry price. As marketers, we can measure the fecundity of our content simply by using social metrics, such as the aforementioned retweets and shares. Longevity is the length of time each person typically interacts with a given meme. Ephemeral content like simple jokes and image macros generally only stay with a given user for a short period…

    Dan Zarrella/ Dan Zarrellain Social- 15 readers -
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