The mermaid one was under the "mom"
category in the top line of first link....actually, no, I can't seem to
find where it was. Perhaps things shift a lot. There are popularity
ratings on everything, which is probably a treasure trove of data.
let's chat about this later. This could be an interesting example of
some simple "ideas" cobbled together which appeal to a large, broad base
of people. I expect that these are very Lego-like and that there is a
not an enormous amount of "finesse" involved in putting these images
together, e.g,, "Barbie", "Elsa", "mermaid", "pregnant", "be a mommy",
"look pretty", "make-up", "princess", etc., and perhaps they may be
jammed together any which way and still work.
shed some light on how to build memetic nexuses quickly and easily which
are guaranteed to have a pre-determined impact based on the MIAOs they
contain and the populations (cohorts) which are beholden to those MIAOs
(one could probably say "inured of" in the sense I have been using
This could lead to a cookbook approach to the
Holy Grail of Marketing, as I have been terming it, and to
self-promotion, and could also explain the issues I face and have faced
in marketing So-Soo-Yoo, i.e., there are no pre-existing MIAOs to appeal
to (at least not in this country -- Japan may be another story, since
very young children flocking to play the game with the at-least-tacit
support of parents seems to be commonplace there).
toolbox of MIAOs, either from whole cloth (expensive!) or from the
environment, either as-is or with modifications (preferably minor), and
then simply attach them willy-nilly to one's own product or idea, and
this automatically pulls in the concomitant cohorts, supply the
"message" (new memes attached to the combination of memes) within the
context of the new "game" (in this example) or "fuzzy fun toy" product,
or other appealing and iconic presentation. The cohorts are drawn to the
presentation because of the familiar MIAOs, and one's own message is
thereby attached and begins bouncing around in the course of the
cohorts' normal use of said MIAOs. Once in the flow of the memetic
system (memeplex), i.e., in the memetic fabric of the minds of members
of the cohort, it begins to "snowball" and connect to other memeplexes,
possibly attach to new MIAOs.
Anyway, that's the theory.
I'll have to have a closer squiz at these games to see if they actually
look like this. Hopefully I not get a computer virus in the process (or a
memetic one, either (^>^) ).