Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A library meme takes flight

This post isn't so much detailing some cool #n00brarianing, as much as it is my delight to be involved in an awesome library meme that has spread through the Internet recently. A meme, as it is historically known by the all-knowing Wikipedia, is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena."

Lately, memes have been known on the Internet for their absurdity and general hey-lookit-this-ness. Examples would be the Mr. T/Chuck Norris/Jack Bauer jokes, Winning at Everything , Rick-Rolling, and most recently distressing to me, the "All the Things" which takes the best blog post ever on the Internet out for salad and breadsticks after promising Italian and never calls it again.