Just who made the Harlem shake viral?

I feel duped but also incredibly naive. The Harlem shake was the fastest growing meme ever – and is now so over!!! It was a very catchy easy to replicate non offensive fun thing to replicate and many many many have been made including one I myself made with my class. The reason it became [...]


Something imitated

Dawkins Meme is an idea that is imitated and replicated person to person. The brain to brain propagation mean ideas can be shared Globally in seconds with the introduction of the internet The current “unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation.” as Dennett (1991) referred to them that are doing the rounds on [...]


Week 8 summary – Ethnographies

The end of one unit and the start of another. This weeks blog has been rather random, with further exploration of communities to the separation of mind and technology. I have been spending most time exploring and commenting on other people’s ethnographies. It was so interesting to find out other students areas of interest and [...]


Week 7 summary – Community and culture

This week along with working on the ethnography, I have been thinking a lot about different communities, their ethos, the idea of being part of a community and a communities culture. Communities in the real world usually share a common interest and ideas and involve actual interactions, where people take on specific roles within the [...]


parkrun community

Just an excuse to advertise parkrun as it is a wonderful friendly community I belong to, that is altruistic ran by volunteers who enjoy running and want to encourage others to do it – Replicating an idea parkrun are weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, that are open to everyone, free, safe and easy [...]


Online communities get real

I found this article from 2003 on online communities. Online communities get real via BBC NEWS | Technology | Online communities get real. It is about how people assume online communities will behave and relationships develop within these communities. It was interesting to note how things have changed over time One of the initial comments [...]