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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-12 17:34
Subject: Mutations happen
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If you are easily parasitised by pointless memes seen in the journals of people on your friends list, just because they exist, then post this same sentence in your journal.
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Grumpy Old Usenaut
User: grumpoldusenaut
Date: 2007-06-12 17:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I'm normally pretty meme-resistant, but there was something about that one that appealed to me.

Possibly its complete lack of jpegs, links to elsewhere, or requests for passwords...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-12 18:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The thing that really irritated me about the original of this one is that, 10 years ago, it'd have been fresh. 10 years ago, it was still a little bit of a novelty to have met people because of the 'net that you might otherwise not have encountered. 10 years ago, there was an Eastercon panel on it. 10 years ago, well, a bit longer to be precise, we had a wedding where already half the guests knew each other because of the 'net. And before that, there was no-one at our engagement party that we'd not met because of the 'net, not even each other.

But now it's staler than a very stale thing that has gone totally stale indeed. It'd be more interesting to know who on LJ has met no-one (really or virtually) they're pleased to have met, because of the 'net.
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Sheep with a guitar
User: sbp
Date: 2007-06-13 10:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Um, my mum? But she's not on LJ or any other social networking sites (as far as I know).
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-06-13 12:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Exactly. I'm sure I can find such people too - but they're not going to be on LJ, except possibly with unusually short friends lists (in which case, the meme would die out very fast).
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