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Meme propagation tracking

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My previous entry is an entry into Nova Spivack’s meme tracking experiment. Although you enter by copying his entry to your blog and changing the text, it’s not the same thing as Friday Five or other such silliness. The idea is to study how an idea spreads around the Web from a single blog posting.

To help track the spread, there’s a GUID that can be used to search Google. Theoretically, any page containing that GUID will be an entry into the project, but it is likely that someone will poison the results by putting the GUID elsewhere. It’s also likely that someone will link to the project without participating. This helps spread the meme but would not include the GUID.

On the individual archive page for this entry, powered by the Technorati API and MTTechnorati, there’s a list of the last 25 links to the main project page. The Technorati list would include links from all blogs tracked by Technorati, whether they include the GUID or not.

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Trackback from The Stuart Homfray Weblog
August 2, 2004 6:28 AM

Meme Propagation

Excerpt: The previous entry is part of Nava Spivack's meme tracking experiment. I originally came across this exercise in Adam Kalsey's weblog entry Meme propagation tracking and decided to take part as I thought that the idea of tracking a 'unit...

Adam Kalsey
August 2, 2004 9:50 PM

As I said, it is likely that someone would try and poison the test...

Trackback from infOpinions?
August 19, 2004 5:51 PM

This posting is GoMeme 4.0.

Excerpt: This posting is GoMeme 4.0. It is part of an experiment to see if we can create a blog posting that helps 1000's of blogs get higher rankings in Google. So far we have tried 3 earlier variations. Our first test, GoMeme 1.0, spread to nearly 740 blogs ...

Trackback from infOpinions?
August 19, 2004 5:53 PM

small world, indeed

Excerpt: Auburn woman takes third place for her Skillet Fajita Chicken in Cornbread (Sandi Klingler of Auburn, Ala.) ... and I had to go all the way to Pheonix, AZ to find it ... thanks Kathleen! i love the title of her blog! "Member Space - Blank Space...

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