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What's a Meme?


My Memes

...in other words...

Word Beads

Me: A to Z

Treasures

WordPlay

Questionaires (Random Factoids)


Writing Prompts

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Memes & Writing Prompts

What's a Meme?

A meme is a type of writing prompt, shared and passed around by bloggers all over.
meme (meem) : n. A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
[Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, by way of dictionary.com]

In Blogspeak, a meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogs.
[Source: The Memes List}

An idea considered as a replicator, esp. with the connotation that memes parasitize people into propagating them much as viruses do. Use of the term connotes acceptance of the idea that in humans... cultural evolution by selection of adaptive ideas has superseded biological evolution by selection of hereditary traits. Hackers find this idea congenial for tolerably obvious reasons.
[Source: the Jargon File]

Memes can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous to biological evolution. Some ideas survive better than others; ideas can mutate through, for example, misunderstandings; and two ideas can recombine to produce a new idea involving elements of each parent idea.
[Source: dictionary.com]

Find a meme and join the fun. One way to discover memes is to visit one of the meme collection sites:
The Memes List   The Daily Meme
The Memes List   The Daily Meme

My Memes

...in other words...

A writing prompt based on a quote.

Word Beads on Sentence Strings

String the words together with other words of your choosing to fashion into a sentence, several sentences, a paragraph, several paragraphs, a poem, or even a short story.

Me: A to Z

A writing prompt based on the alphabet. 26 things about you. Write as much or as little as you like. Send to friends.

Note: If you like "Me: A-Z", "try Wordplay", the Personal Alphabet/Dictionary meme from Laume.
You can view my WordPlay responses to date. (Click on the notebook cover to open. Click on the page curl in the upper right corner to turn pages.)

Treasures

Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words.

Copyright 2004, Vicki Brown, vlb@cfcl.com.