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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Help a grad student...

A grad student is doing a pretty cool experiment about memes on blogs and how fast they are picked up and spread throught the blogosphere. Have you helped out a grad student yet today? It is almost as honorable as helping an old woman across the street.

[Short Version: Link to this post in the name of science. Ask others to do the same. Results to be announced during the "Meet the Bloggers" panel at MLA 2006.]

What is the speed of meme? People write in general (typically truimphant) terms about how swiftly a single voice can travel from one side of the internet to the other and back again, but how often does that actually happen? Of those instances, how often is it organic?

Here's what you to do:
1) Write a post linking to this one in which you explain the experiment. (All blogs count, be they TypePad, Blogger, MySpace, Facebook, &c.)

2) Ask your readers to do the same. Beg them. Relate sob stories about poor graduate students in desperate circumstances. Imply I'm one of them. (Do whatever you have to. If that fails, try whatever it takes.)

3)Ping Techorati.

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Blogger DM said...

I fell asleep in the middle of reading this.

4:27 PM  

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