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Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By John Simpson

Social media are a wellspring of popular Internet catchphrases and images — aka “Internet memes” — and are extremely effective at disseminating them rapidly, far and wide. Unlike catchphrases of 20 (or even 10) years ago — for example, Donald Trump’s “You’re Fired!” — an Internet meme that’s born today can be known around the world within minutes. Think of Katy Perry’s “Left Shark” from her Super Bowl halftime show. Or the “Ice Bucket Challenge.” Or Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s “I’m just here so...