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    Kat J. McAlpine is editor of The Brink, Boston University’s news site for scientific breakthroughs and pioneering research. Kat has been telling science stories for over a decade, and prior to joining BU’s editorial staff, publicized research at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering. Profile

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There is 1 comment on The Bernie Sanders Sitting Meme’s Instant Popularity, Explained by Science

  1. Interesting article and research.. seems to me that the same qualities of successful memes may possibly be used to understand a websites popularity or a politician’s cult following: the more simplistic and recognizable a subject is, the more people are drawn to it, if it also evokes an instant emotional response from viewer(?) Interesting that if it involves the effort of reading more deeply or is thought provoking the meme is not as successful? hmmm

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