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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Definitions for me-tooism

  1. the adopting of policies, methods, products, etc., similar or identical to those of a peer, rival, or competitor.
  2. the practice of making a product, offering a service, etc., that attempts to duplicate one that is established.

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Citations for me-tooism
The way he sees it, over the past few years gamification has become the "it girl" of business, spawning conferences and a hefty dose of me-too-ism as some companies, eager to embrace it, tack on points or badges to just about any mundane activity to trick employees into thinking it's actually fun. Adam Penenberg, Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking, 2013
Dissent is nothing new to Americans. The country is built on it. But this is an outraged bellow, the more startling because in recent presidential campaigns American voters have grown used to a kind of "me-tooism" in which the loudest disagreement was on whether Republicans or Democrats could do the same thing better. Keith Wheeler, "Who's Who in the Tumult of the Far Right," Life, February 9, 1962
Origin of me-tooism
1945-1950
Me-tooism is an Americanism that arose in the late 1800s.
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