A Meme, according to the Wikipedia dictionary is:
a unit of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena.
Well, that stopped me in my tracks. For some reason I couldn’t equate this with the use of the word that I’d seen in blogs. Other searches through the internet didn’t net me any more definitions that clicked in my brain. So I decided to ask my friends out in blogger-land.
They were so helpful! Here’s what I learned:
- A meme is about ‘me’ – questions/surveys posed to allow bloggers to share something about themselves with other bloggers. I’ve actually participated in one or two, not knowing (then) that this was a meme.
- A meme is a kind of ‘pay-it-forward’ activity, almost like an award, an opportunity to share something with other bloggers –like a sew-along or tips/ideas that are shared
- A meme is an idea that spreads quickly over the internet – now that made the most sense, simple, straight-forward, easy to grasp (for my simple little brain)!!