Mucking around on the internet is nothing new, we’ve all done it at some point – after all, who can honestly say they’ve never had to quickly minimise all their windows on their computer when their teacher or boss walks behind them?
Anyway, in the spirit of dicking around on the internet and annoying my friends on Facebook here’s a small collection of silly images, inspired by internet memes, puns or simply my attempts to exploit the new Facebook profile page…
What's in a meme?
The word meme, pronounced like cream, is a relatively new term for a way of sharing ideas, styles and behaviours that spread from one culture to another – catchphrases, fashion and religious beliefs are all types of meme (see image).
The word is derived from the Greek mimëma, meaning something imitated and was originally coined by Richard Dawkins in the Selfish Gene.
“The concept comes from an analogy: as genes transmit biological information, memes can be said to transmit ideas and belief information.”
Wikipedia, aka fountain of all knowledge.
Thanks to the new layout template for Facebook it is now possible to have a mosaic style profile picture.
French artist Alexandre Oudin was the first person to really grasp the full potential of this new template layout, positioning his eyes perfectly. My attempt to recreate his Facebook finesse may fall short but nonetheless I tried my damnedest the enter this world of geekery.
To view my attempt scroll down/ click the Read More link below.
Sometimes you just have to take your hat off to some people and say well done. This is one of those instances –
I direct your attention to Neil Pasricha’s 1,000 Awesome Things blog. Admittedly, as proved by the hit counter on this blog, Neil clearly doesn’t need your hits, whereas I, for reasons relating to my personal self-esteem, do. Continue reading
Whilst at work the other day my manager sent me a really interesting link, or as my co-worker chose to call it, “a time vampire“ (something that devours a lot of your time).
Basically this is new research into the field of social networks and online communities, which sounds geeky (and it is geeky). Ultimately what the researcher found is very interesting and something which I’m sure anyone who uses the internet on a social level will be able to apply to their own online circle of friends.