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Tue 22 Mar 2011 11:30 BBC Radio 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 March 2011

An internet meme is something that spreads like wildfire on the web- seemingly for no explicable reason. A meme can be as sublime as one of the many intricate Downfall parodies or as ridiculous as a rickroll - both reached millions of people. Dr Susan Blackmore examines what drives us to create and share internet memes, questions their cultural significance and finds out why, if you want a successful meme, you should probably get yourself a cat.
Producer: Jessica Treen.


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