Analysis of succesful memes

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    There's not much use in analysing the structure of a meme
    to explain it's success.

    You can analyze a Beatles song for instance. A lot of them
    are not very complex. You can point at every element of the
    song, explain it's structure, use of chords, rhythms and so on,
    but you can't explain with that why they got so succesful.

    Even when you know the structure, every part of it, you couldn't
    write a comparable succesful song.

    Therefore Dawkins and Blackmores rules as to which memes become
    succesful are very very basic if not even useless.

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