Though definitions of "Internet meme" vary, it is basically a piece of digital
content that spreads rapidly online, mutating as various people alter its details before passing it along via message boards, forums, or e-mail.
This slideshow revisits some of the most popular Internet memes of the past decade. We bypassed examples that began as marketing campaigns, as
in the Snakes on a Plane meme. But online parodies of
buzzworthy ads such as Old Spice's "The Man You Could Smell
Like" may qualify a classic Internet memes, despite their commercial origin. Who knows, maybe you've helped spread a few memes yourself.
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