Thursday, June 19, 2008

Are you aware?

One day in the life of an internet meme.

Monday 6/16 5:24pm:
A left wing political blogger comments on a post in some right wing political blog by block-quoting her quote then snarking on it without closing the blockquote. Some right wing troll complains that the quote isn't in the original post, by saying.
I am aware of all internet traditions and also of literary conventions in which placing something in quotes or in a blockquote means that your are quoting that person.
Tuesday 6/17 2:49am:
A couple of hours later, someone makes the claim that
"I am aware of all internet traditions" is now officially a meme.

Once something becomes "a meme", there's no stopping it!

After the meme gets lolcatted "I'm in yr internetz aware of yr traditionz", Yodad "Of Internet Traditions I Am Aware", and Yakoved "In Soviet Russia, internet traditions are aware of you!", there's the inevitable t-shirt.

But before everyone is aware of "I am aware of all internet traditions", it dies out..Just another day on the internet

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