socialmedia Welcome to my series of blog posts on the ABC's of Social Media, a tool that you can use to make you more "hip" in the world of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (just to name a few).  Today's letter is "M". Mashup, MashBoard, Moblogs, and Microblogging are all great M words, but an infectious word seemed more interesting.  So, today's word is the ever contagious "Meme".

"M" is for Meme

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Pronounced: Meem

A meme consists of any idea or behavior that can pass from one person to another by learning or imitation. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, gestures, practices, fashions, habits, songs, and dances. Memes propagate themselves and can move through the cultural sociosphere in a manner similar to the contagious behavior of a virus.

In the context of web logs, blogs, and other kinds of personal web sites it's some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on.

Example web sites that house memes are TechMeme.com and TheDailyMeme.com.