“The idea of a meme is itself new. Coined in 1976, the word “meme” – something that spreads rapidly through a culture – was restricted to scientific contexts until the mid-1990s, according to the Nexis database. Since then the usage of the word has exploded, more than tripling in the last five years.
I love when the NYT explains things. Also, apparently Tumblr is a big thing and if you’re good you can get noticed and even get a job! Who knew?