Lithmeria, the multi-user dungeon I’m the Head of Building for, is running a meme contest. Now, while I’m familiar with the concept of memes, I only discovered memegenerator.net a few weeks ago, via a forum topic at Scribophile.
This, apparently, makes me bad at the internet.
It’s not the first time I’ve come to the party late. I rarely trawl youtube and I don’t have a very large presence on tumblr. I go months at a time without touching my twitter and heaven knows I’ve had bad luck keeping a blog going — it wasn’t that long ago that I was, for all intents and purposes (why yes I do know it’s not intensive purposes), offline for four months. The first time I got a glimpse of the video showing a guy walk into a bear while texting was this tweet, the very premise of which is “but come on, everybody knows about that!”
But I don’t think a lack of familiarity with memes or an infrequent usage of facebook makes me bad at the internet. I think it means I hang out in a different corner of it. I’m frequently one of the first people to find out about the various epic!fails — amazon!fail, the readercon debacle, #romneyshambles — and I’m tied in pretty tight to the blogosphere’s discussions of e-books, self-publishing, feminism and glbt concerns.