My Memes, Let Me Show You Them

28 Jun

It’s no secret that I love Twitter. I lurve it, okay. Some people roll their eyes (I’M LOOKING AT YOU, HUSBAND) when I talk about Twitter but I have met so many wonderful, fascinating people there. They enrich me daily, 140 characters at a time.


For example, take @shinyinfo. You probably remember her from such Follow Fridays as, well, all of them. She’s my secret girl crush. I wished we lived next door so she could come over for MST3K and Mountain Dew. She started a very important (to me) meme on Twitter that I think should be a Thing.

Please note, the humble hashtag. The hashtag lets you mark a tweet to be seen by others looking for the word in that hashtag. One of her more awesome hashtags was #trainboner, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss today (though by all means, don’t let that stop you).

Basically, the hashtags in question are #exciting and #myliferocks. Basically whenever you tweet some mundane aspect of your day, you should most definitely add those hashtags so that everyone out there can be jealous of your rockstar life. Oh yeah! Our most recent #exciting tweets have been about HotPockets. Oh yeah! #myliferocks. #jealous?!


The second Meme I’d like to introduce you to is  Overshare Wednesday. This was invented by my awesome friend @LaurelKS, also a Follow Friday regular. One day she facetiously said, Hey! Let’s Tweet Stuff People Don’t Want to Know! as a sarcastic joke. Twitter is MADE for Oversharing! So I thought, let’s actually have an Overshare Wednesday! I started tweeting slightly embarrassing things on Wednesday and giving it the #oversharewednesday hashtag. I encouraged my friends to do the same. We never explained it, we just did it. And look what happened! People I don’t even know are participating. I think they think it is a Thing. Which is is. Now. Yeeeeah! Take this person, for example:

@zombiesitcom I’m gonna take the biggest shit in the world when I get home. #overshareWednesday

Who the hell is that person? I have no idea! No connection, whatsoever! They are just some dude, participating in the meme. Participating in Awesomeness.

I highly encourage you to participate both in the #myliferocks and #oversharewednesday campaign. You are what makes Twitter awesome for people like me. Plus every time you participate in one of these memes, a cat gets a keyboard. So tweet away, everybody!


14 Responses to “My Memes, Let Me Show You Them”

  1. Rob June 28, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Well now I feel dumb. I thought #oversharewednesday was your backlash and comment against the anti-breast-cancer #boobiewednesday in which a number of people (at least in my stream, maybe not yours) change their Twitter avatars to cleavage shots and made cracks about getting felt up.

    • LittleBig June 28, 2010 at 8:16 am #

      Heh, I’ve never heard of boobie wednesday!

  2. Brittany June 28, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    Ha! Zombiesitcom is Randy, a friend of mine. Lots of my friends have picked up on it! I know @shawnmeow has gotten into it.

    • LittleBig June 28, 2010 at 10:51 am #

      Well, Randy is obviously quite awesome. And so is Shawn. I hope they keep up their participation!

  3. Erin June 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    I plan to participate this Wednesday. Muah!

    • LittleBig July 1, 2010 at 8:30 am #

      Thank you, dahling!

  4. purplequark June 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    I must admit, the overshare Wednesday is a wonderful idea!
    And hey, that’s me with my space cooling platform!

    • LittleBig July 1, 2010 at 8:30 am #

      Yes, I hope you don’t mind I used that photo of you!

      • purplequark July 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

        Not at all! Post away 🙂

      • LittleBig July 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

        Thank you!

  5. Shannon June 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    Every time I write something for #oversharewednesday, I feel the wrath of twitter-judement before I even hit send. I’ll push through this week though!

    • LittleBig July 1, 2010 at 8:29 am #

      You can do eet!


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