Monday, April 28, 2008

Meme

What the heck is a meme?

Well, according to Wikapedia a meme:

/miːm or mɛm/) consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity. Memes propagate themselves and can move through a "culture" in a manner similar to the behavior of a virus. As a unit of cultural evolution, a meme in some ways resembles a gene. Richard Dawkins, in his book, The Selfish Gene,[1] recounts how and why he coined the term meme to describe how one might extend Darwinian principles to explain the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. He gave as examples tunes, catch-phrases, beliefs, clothing-fashions, and the technology of building arches.

Here is a link to another great reference about memes especially in reference to blogs

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I was tagged for this meme by Momma Val.

The Rules

1. Post the rules before you give your answers.

2. List one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name.

3. At the end of your blog post, tag one person (or blogger of another species) for each letter of your middle name. Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.

My middle name: Marie

M-Married. I have been married for going on four years to a wonderful man!

A-Animals. I love animals and have two dogs and two cats right now. (and hope to keep it that way for awhile - no more!)

R-Random. That is me to a T. I am gardening on minute, taking up knitting the next.

I-Internet. I really enjoy the internet - could say I am addicted to it but not so much that it is a problem - I don't think. :) I actually started dating my husband through the internet. We knew each other in high school but had kept each other's IM and started chatting two years later and decided to set up a date - have been together ever since. I also love how it can connect people - especially family who live far away or random bloggers who probably would have never met each other in person.

E-Ergo. I am a graphic designer/marketing manager and am in love with fonts. My recent passion is the font Ergo.

I don't have people to tag starting with all the letters of my middle name so I will just tag a few of my blog friends:

Alisha

Matthew
Tina

2 comments:

tina said...

Hi SuzyQ, I have already been tagged a few times so you won't mind if I sit this one out? Still friends? It is on one of my blog posts and I hate be a party pooper, but I guess I am. I really don't mind doing it myself, it is the tagging of everyone else I can't do. Sorry! Still blogging friends? Yes-of course. Hope so!

SuzyQ said...

Tina- no problem! I am not HUGE into these things but was tagged recently and finally gave in. :) Yes we are still definitely blogging friends! LOL!