Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What The Hell Is A Meme?

I have no idea! I had to look it up and I also had to find out how to pronounce it. So I do my normal search and google it. This is the dictionary definition of the meme, “–noun pronounced “meem”
a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.”
In other words, it grows. I also found another website that actually lists the memes of the internet. You can find it here. But I had to look through it myself to see what is all over the internet and why it’s such a big thing.

Examples of what I found are somewhat ridiculous if you ask me, but here they are.

Standing Cat What the hell is so funny about a standing cat?

Meanwhile in Canada Shouldn’t Canadians be a bit insulted by this?

Shimajiro: Toilet Training And the Japanese have a viral video for potty training. Don’t they provide us with everything else under the sun?

Grammar Nazi Ok, so I can be one of them too. Deal with it!

I Want The Old Facebook Back Started because people believe everything they read and don’t follow up with RESEARCH!

Glenn Beck Rape & Murder Hoax I have to admit, this one tickled my funny bone. I REALLY, REALLY, HATE LISTENING TO GLENN BECK.

Roller Coaster Chess This one is just moronic.

Fingerstache Another moronic meme. This is worse than someone thinking a mime is fun.

Bill O’Reilly Rant This is especially funny to me since he had to recently take back what he said about Shirley Sherrod. That’s what you get for jumping to conclusions without facts. Oh yeah, you do it every day!

So there are thousands more out there and this is just a taste. I did not grow up with computers so some of the computer language out there is just a bit odd for me. And this is what happens when I try to find out what it is. Scary, isn’t it?

This is my first time joining the Welcome Wednesday. Looks like fun!

2 comments:

  1. I participate in several "memes" but never knew what the word meant myself!

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