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 well as the bad things. The history of mankind is the history of contagious ideas. Blackmore also enumerates three traits that determine the success of a meme: fidelity, fecundity and longevity. Fidelity is a measurement of how accurate each new copy of a meme is to it’s original version. On the web, with the ability to copy and paste links…

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