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The Resource Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman

Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman

Label
Memes in digital culture
Title
Memes in digital culture
Statement of responsibility
Limor Shifman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Internet meme: a piece of digital content that spreads quickly around the Web in various iterations and becomes a shared cultural experience. In this book, the author investigates Internet memes and what they tell us about digital culture. She discusses a series of well-known Internet memes, including 'Leave Britney Alone,' the pepper-spraying cop, LOLCats, Scumbag Steve, and Occupy Wall Street's 'We Are the 99 Percent.' She differentiates memes from virals; analyzes what makes memes and virals successful; describes popular meme genres; discusses memes as new modes of political participation in democratic and nondemocratic regimes; and examines memes as agents of globalization. Memes, the author argues, encapsulate some of the most fundamental aspects of the Internet in general and of the participatory Web 2.0 culture in particular. Internet memes may be entertaining, but in this book, the author makes a compelling argument for taking them seriously.--adapted from publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shifman, Limor
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM626
LC item number
.S55 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Memes
  • Culture diffusion
  • Internet
  • Memetics
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • COMPUTERS
  • Culture diffusion
  • Internet
  • Memes
  • Memetics
  • Social evolution
  • Computervirus
  • Digitalisierung
  • Information
  • Mem
  • Internet
  • Neue Medien
  • Verbreitung
Label
Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • When Internet memes go global
  • Future directions for Internet meme research
  • 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
Control code
860711989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262317696
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctt149ts0c
  • 5f811382-ef5a-48df-80e4-5995baf5d8c3
  • 9429
  • 9780262317696
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860711989
Label
Memes in digital culture, Limor Shifman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • When Internet memes go global
  • Future directions for Internet meme research
  • 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
Control code
860711989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262317696
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt149ts0c
  • 5f811382-ef5a-48df-80e4-5995baf5d8c3
  • 9429
  • 9780262317696
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860711989

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