Peter Kim tagged me in a meme called 4×4 things about me. I was going to decline (I usually do), but I thought I’d use the post as a reason to talk about memes, and what they do for the web. I’ll answer, but only after I say a few things about memes.
Memes show connection points. They show Peter that I’ll answer his request. They show that I will reach out to others, and who I reach out to, and how these things tie together.
Memes provide context. Both in the way I choose to answer, and then again in the way the answers stack together with other people’s thoughts and ideas.
Sure, they’re often kind of silly, but that’s not the point. The point is that they actually serve a function. They thread together people, the web, and how people see each other out there.
(For the record, don’t tag me in memes. I often don’t play. What’s that say about me?)
Four jobs I’ve had in my life:
1. Library page. First paid job ever.
2. Directory Assistance (411) operator.
3. Car Salesman. For one week. I chewed at it. Also kind of wrecked some gears on one of their cars. Shhh.
4. Bookstore clerk. (Did this around the holidays at an independent bookstore for years.)
Four TV shows I DVR:
None, but I watch lots of Internet TV.
1. The Clip Show
2. Something to be Desired
3. Epic Fu
4. Jeff Pulver’s TV Channel
Four places I’ve Been:
1. St John’s Newfoundland. First place I ever got off the plane and instantly wanted to live there.
2. Stockholm, Sweden. PodCamp Europe/VON Europe, and fun with Jeff Pulver.
3. Bermuda. Man, did it RAIN there!
4. San Marcos, Texas. Swell place to do a Blogtoberfest.
Four favorite foods:
1. Leftovers. I say this all the time, but it’s true.
2. Steak from Nine in Las Vegas. (Any steak, but that one rocked!)
3. Blue cheese burger, medium, with sweet potato fries.
4. Beef stew.
And now, the handoff
The point of doing memes is to keep them rolling. So here I am, tagging four people whose answers I want to hear, and people who are in some way connected to my thoughts and ideas. Here’s who I tag:
- Mitch Joel – thoughtful and wonderful and participatory.
- Travell Perkins – recently launched a new blog, and could use some visitors.
- David Armano– who celebrated his 2nd blogging anniversary.
- Len Devanna– who just relaunched a new EMC.com site.
There you go. Hop to it. : ) And thanks, Peter, for having me along.
Photo credit, Zimpenfish.