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beme
 n.— «A beme is a turbo-charged meme made possible entirely by the existence of the network affect.  A beme can be impactful because it is lurid—a photo of a panty-less Britney Spears, or humorous—a whimisical video of the band OKGO on treadmills, or gut-wrenching—the sad tirade by comedian Michael Richards.  A beme can cement an idea with the public in a way that cannot be legislated or regulated.  No legal effort by Cisco to enforce a trademark, for example, will make the public unlearn that Apple produces the iPhone.» —“‘Bemes’ Are Defining the Life of the Blogosphere” by Tom Hayes TomBomb.com Feb. 19, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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