New word of the day - memelogging

Posted 4 Jul 2002 at 20:18 UTC by lloydwood Share This

Memelogging is the process of inventing and promoting a meme while simultaneously identifying yourself as the creator of that meme. It's an ongoing media event, and it's yours.

Memelogging. You have a new concept. You coin a catchy word for it. You write about it online. And now you can get the credit for that invention, because it's on the instant and permanent record, which is ready and waiting to support your status as the inventor.

Some examples of memelogging that you may already have read about include:

so now you know exactly who to blame. No longer need we wait for things to spread anonymously by gradual word-of-mouth, or even by repetition of the fittest terms fighting it out for darwinian survival in usenet, which is on the record itself these days.

I'd like to believe that Buckminster Fuller, who documented his life and thoughts in exhaustive detail, would have just loved the synergy of online record and self-promotion that makes memelogging possible. Memelogging goes beyond the mere novel abstract concept, and adds the media-friendly human interest angle and verity that every story needs.

This article has, of course, just memelogged the concept of memelogging. You first read about memelogging right here. And should anyone need any quotes on memelogging and what it portends, you know exactly who to ask.


now all it needs..., posted 5 Jul 2002 at 01:46 UTC by amars » (Journeyer)

...is to show up win Wireds Jargon File, only then will it be legitimate and consequently hip and cool!

Blorgh! :-), posted 5 Jul 2002 at 04:59 UTC by tk » (Observer)

Some new memes I can think of offhand: blogotics, blogotissimo, blogfoo, blogology, paleomemeology, memespam, memeflood, memefoo, memestream, jargonflood, fadflood, buzzflood, ...

I mean, I don't see the point behind this whole exercise.

ego-blogging, posted 5 Jul 2002 at 10:55 UTC by Denny » (Journeyer)

the act of inventing a pointless new term, posting an article explaining it which wastes front page space on a site for free software developers, then a week later posting another pointless article explaining another pointless new term that attempts to use the first pointless new term as a justification for existing.

keep this nonsense in your diary, please?

Dilbert, posted 5 Jul 2002 at 18:08 UTC by jooon » (Journeyer)

Isn't there some Dilbert rule you break if you say synergy and online in the same sentence (oops)? Then it's time to stop listening, sit back and relax, nod occasionally to the speaker and make annoyingly loud noises while drinking coffee.

More logged memes, posted 15 Apr 2005 at 01:40 UTC by lloydwood » (Journeyer)

And now we have broadcatching and and broadsnatching, which are credited to Phillip Torrone.

And the term podcasting was reportedly popularised by Dannie Gregoire, who promptly registered a number of domain names based on the term.

Memelogging. It's here to stay.

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