A meme is a cultural idea or practice which is passed on between individuals, and is becoming an key part of internet culture. For example, when a YouTube video “goes viral”, we mean that it has spread rapidly between users, often via social networks.
This is also happening on Twitter. As well as topics that are trending, there are many sub-trending-threshold ideas which also gain momentum and entertain or provoke thought for a limited time. When Nick Griffin appeared on the BBC’s Question Time programme earlier this autumn, #bbcqt was a lively Twitter meme for some hours before appearing under trending topics.
Last week, #librariantvshows brightened my Friday and though it didn’t trend, it entertained many people as a bit of pre-Christmas fun. The object was to think of a TV show (this later blended to include books and films) whose title could be adapted to make it into a TV show involving libraries or librarians.
Here are some of my favourites:
walkyouhome: Queer as Folksonomies
nikkikaram: Loan & Order
archiwicz: Star Trek: The Next Circulation
polianarchy: The ALA Team
Mitchley: D.O.I. SOS
daveyp: Talis from the Crypt
ifbook: Blind Data
EmmaP: shelf location, location, location
bethanar: How I Metadata’d Your Mother
orangeaurochs: Indexer Morse
ifbook: Whose Fine Is It Anyway?
meimaimaggio: SFX and the City
Mitchley: The SF-X Files
chrisl1953: The Ex Libris Factor
julianbeckton: EBSCO to the country
abbybarker: Have I got (Over)dues For You
Mitchley: Da UKS-G Show
Viche: A fines romance
daveyp: Beverley Hills 902.10
Emma7114: Pimp my RFID
stuartbenjamin: Top of the OPACs
bethanar: the weeding planners
Emma7114: Open (access) All Hours
walkyouhome: Play Your Discards Right
bethanar: Blind Date Stamp