‘25 Random Things About Me,’ the Internet meme that keeps popping up on your Facebook news feed, has made the New York Times.
Is this really news? And if so, how? Anyone who’s been on CNN.com in the past year has undoubtedly noticed the inexplicable proliferation of so-called ‘iReporters,’ who are essentially posters on a forum who weigh in on heady issues and post pictures of things they deem interesting or newsworthy. A few months ago, the rumblings of some iReporters led a front page article on CNN.com to break news about the “backlash” against the Facebook makeover.
Are social networks and their memes really newsworthy? Well, obviously not, but will we see more news of them in notable places as the economy gets worse? It boggles the mind.
(P.S. I’m tagging you to answer the meme next!)