In science, a Meme (rhymes with “theme”) is a self-propagating unit of thought that is spread from one host to another. Richard Dawkins invented the term as a kind of idea-gene. Like genes, as Memes spread they mutate or die. For bloggers, Memes have become synonymous with internet quizzes, challenges, surveys, and novelties that people link to and pass around on their blogs.
I’ve done a more extensive Google challenge back in 2013, so this one is inspired by it but I wanted to do it again to see what the updates are after so many years. I did change it up a bit and kept it short and sweet this round. Hope you can join the fun!
Here are the instructions for the #SecondLifeChallenge this week: Google your Second Life avatar name inside quotation marks and then answer the following questions. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments!
Before you Google, open up a fresh browser and clear cache if you can. Make sure you are not logged into your Google account and it might even be better if you open an incognito window.
Google your Second Life name in “quotations” and share your results. About 82,600 results
Did any of the results surprise you? I was surprised to see the wordnik link come up in my search results when my name isn’t even defined on the site. So why does it come up? I don’t really understand that website. Another surprise was to see a chatbot someone made for me several years ago on the front page of my results. The Berry Chatbot is available at this link and if you decide to play with it and ask it questions, let me know what you asked!
Are you satisfied with your results or wish they were different in any way? I kind of wish my Facebook and Twitter were up higher in results, right underneath my youtube perhaps.
You don’t have to have a blog to do this challenge, you can do it on any social media platform or vlog on youtube. Just don’t forget to tag your post with #SecondLifeChallenge and then leave the link to your post in the comments of this post.
This week’s challenge is inspired from a challenge I did in 2013 and the followup I did in 2014. I’ve decided to update the questions a bit for 2017 and for those that are also vlogging now. Hope you can participate! Here are the instructions for the #SecondLifeChallenge this week: Copy and paste the following […] Continue reading →
This week’s #SecondLifeChallenge was requested by the BVN team. They wanted to have a Halloween style contest and offer 3 of the participants some wonderful prizes. Check out all of the details below for this week’s challenge and their contest. I hope you are able to participate in both this week! Here are the instructions […] Continue reading →
Hi guys and welcome back to week 2 of me trying really hard to keep these Monday Second Life challenges going lol. Hope I can keep this up, wish me luck! Disclaimer, I have done a Zodiac challenge back in 2013, so I am going to take some parts of that challenge but change it […] Continue reading →
Back in March of 2013 I started doing weekly Second Life blogger Challenges every Monday, and I called them my Monday memes. Due to lack of time, I stopped doing them regularly a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been getting numerous requests from bloggers that used to do them with me back in […] Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my blogger challenges so I thought this would be a great time to encourage all of you to try your hand at Second Life vlogging. It was last year, April 4, 2016, when I did my Dancing in Second Life challenge and encouraged everyone to participate […] Continue reading →
After the US election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, I went to bed feeling very hurt, helpless and worried for the world. But when I woke up the next morning, the last thing on my mind was to stay in bed and be complacent. I was ready to take action. This past week I have […] Continue reading →
(click here for a raw shot) It’s Monday and for this week’s Monday Meme I have decided to bring back my Second Life Movie Poster Challenge that I first did back in 2013. I’ve brought this challenge back today because since 2013, numerous people have asked me to do it again because they enjoyed it so much. […] Continue reading →
(click here for a raw shot) Today is my 9th rezday and I gotta be honest, I’m starting to feel old! If you don’t know what a rezday is, it’s the date you created your Second Life avatar. So it’s kind of like your avatar’s birthday. I first found Second Life back on May 9th, 2007; […] Continue reading →
It’s Monday so I thought I would do another one of my Monday Memes today. Today’s challenge is brought to you by Mr. Draxtor Despres. He poked me this morning and said he was starting a new hashtag on Twitter: There is #becauseoftwitter so I am starting #becauseofSecondLife I learned to embrace people beyond ethnic, […] Continue reading →
In 2013 I did a Social Media Meme and I wanted to bring that back but this time without the questions. I am also going to add a poll to this blog because I’m curious as to how you guys follow my blog and which network brings you here most often. This is just for my […] Continue reading →
Back in 2014 I did a Dancing in Second Life challenge for one of my Monday Memes. Today I decided to bring it back since I’m trying to get more Second Life residents on Youtube. Last year I asked that you share an image or a video of yourself dancing in Second Life and answer […] Continue reading →
(click here for a raw shot) I am attempting to bring my Monday Memes back, because I miss doing them so much. However, I am not sure I’ll be able to do them continuously every Monday. So I’ll keep it easy and just do them when I can. For this week’s Monday Meme, I am […] Continue reading →
I’m sure you have all heard of Mr. Draxtor Despres before. He’s the award winning machinima maker that does such a wonderful job of introducing Second Life’s talented content creators to the world. If you’ve never seen or heard his machinima and podcasts before, make sure to click over to his YouTube channel as well as […] Continue reading →
About a year and a half ago I created an account on Ask.fm and put it on my blog and some of my social media asking people to send me any questions they wanted to ask me. Since this kind of thing is anonymous, you can imagine some of the questions I’ve received so far. […] Continue reading →