Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Meme Research Meme

In the department of redundancy department, Acephalous (aka Scott Eric Kaufman) is trying to run an experiment to see how fast his meme travels across the blogosphere. It's for the MLA, and we all know, anything for the MLA. Okay, in my case, make that almost anything in gratitude for not going to MLA this year, not being on the job market, and not having to go up and down in elevators packed with stressed out job-seekers.

So, Acephalous is writing an MLA paper, and asks that folks link to his meme, and ask their readership to follow suit. If you're interested, go for it.

I feel silly; compared to Pharyngula and Bitch PhD, my blog's barely a blip on the blogoradar, if that. And the making of a meme specifically about spreading through the web seems to have little relation to the spreading of a meme "organically" (cyberically?). It would be more interesting to have some blog-folks start odd memes, maybe even lit or language related (since it's MLA and all) and track how they go, wouldn't it?

Anyway, I consider this my little part in promoting the MLA or Acephalous's career or something.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Acephalous's experiment seems exceedingly similar to that of the French blog Blogospherus, begun a week or two earlier.