Meme- an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. Memes are used to carry cultural ideas, practices, or symbols throughout the use of speech, gestures, writing or other forms of communication.
Squidoo.com posted an article,"Top 10 Internet Memes," stating that an Internet meme is, "an image, video, phrase or simply an idea that spreads from one person to another seemingly for no logical reason at all. When people see a meme, no matter how silly it usually is, they find it amusing for one reason or other and forward it to their friends; soon millions of people know about it thanks to how fast the information can spread online and the viral effect."
Additionally, memes exhibit and rely on redundancy and repetitiveness.