What is the trajectory of an idea ? Is it possible to map the spread of a meme across the internet or through society or the media? More importantly, why would anyone be interested in these things? What value might such questions yield?
Earlier I wrote about Nova Spivack’s meme propagation experiment which is intriguing although I’m not quite sure what its results truly indicate. On Aug. 31, Michael Feldstein took this concept further, with an eye toward practicality something I always appreciate. See his series Tracking Memes in the Wild (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Well worth reading.