Twitter Mind Virus
[Replicated without mutation from @Outsideness]
The simplest twitter mind virus simply says “retweet me”. No one expects epidemic virulence from that (or even from “retweet me please”).
What the twitter mind virus ‘wants’ is propagation of the replication strategy. Communication extraneous to that is a supplementary payload.
Expect twitter mind virus to begin training its users — were that not to happen, basic Darwinian assumptions would be called into question.
Twitterverse population should be increasingly dominated by twitter mind virus adapted to controlling users to spread more mind virus.
“Retweet me” (or “Click Retweet”) is the twitter mind virus core command, variously coded, for efficiency rather than user intelligibility.