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Memes in digital culture

Author: Limor Shifman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In December 2012, the exuberant video "Gangnam Style" became the first YouTube clip to be viewed more than one billion times. Thousands of its viewers responded by creating and posting their own variations of the video: "Mitt Romney Style," "NASA Johnson Style," "Egyptian Style," and many others. "Gangnam Style" (and its attendant parodies, imitations, and derivations) is one of the most famous examples of an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Limor Shifman
ISBN: 9780262525435 0262525437 9780262317696 0262317699
OCLC Number: 843010066
Description: x, 200 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A telegraphic biography of a conceptual troublemaker --
When memes go digital --
Defining Internet memes --
Memes versus virals --
Unpacking viral and memetic success --
Meme genres --
May the excessive force be with you: memes as political participation --
When Internet memes go global --
Future directions for Internet meme research.
Series Title: MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Responsibility: Limor Shifman.

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Taking "Gangnam Style" seriously: what Internet memes can tell us about digital culture.  Read more...

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