Thursday, November 30, 2006

Meme Science

I've read about this in several places, but I'm stealing it now from Julia.

Scott Eric Kaufman is conducting research to be presented at a conference (MLA -- coincidentally, my professional organization is a different MLA). Anyway, Scott is trying to measure the speed of a meme. Here's how we can all do our part from meme/blog science:

  • Write a post linking to Scott in which you explain the experiment. (All blogs count, be they TypePad, Blogger, MySpace, Facebook, etc.)
  • Ask your readers to do the same. Beg them. Relate sob stories about poor graduate students in desperate circumstances.
  • Ping Technorati. (For all those wondering how to ping Technorati, if you follow the link, this will take you to a form where you can enter your home page URL, which will have the effect of causing Technorati to come have a look at what you've been up to...)

It's easy! You can copy my post! ;-) And knitbloggers will be a part of academic research!

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