Category Archive: memes and quizzes

Aug 01

Bedside Meme

I've heard some people say that bloggers who want to "make it big" shouldn't participate in or spread frivolous memes (e.g. quizzes). I happen to think that in moderation memes can be useful tools for learning a little more about the people behind the keyboards. In that spirit, here's my overdue response to a tag …

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Jun 29

Blogging and Social Science

The myriad of memes that cross-cross the blogosphere testify to bloggers’ pleasure in answering questions. Why not put that to good use? That’s just what some folks at MIT are doing.

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Feb 03

What Does Lent Mean to You?

[A previous post didn’t get the attention I’d hoped for, so I’m republishing it. – Funky] "The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term …

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Jan 26

A Season For All Men

"The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term quadragesima (French carême, Italian quaresima, Spanish cuaresma), meaning the ‘forty days’, or more literally the ‘fortieth …

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Sep 25

Help Make Blogs More Visible!

(Thanks, Thirsty, for linking to GoMeme 1.0) [None of the below text, except my URL, is my own. It’s part of a cool experiment going on at Minding the Planet. – Funky] There are by some estimates more than 3 million weblogs. But most of them get no visibility in search engines. Only a few …

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