I saw this first over at Bitch, PhD. Today it keeps popping up on my WordPress dashboard as one of the most-linked sites. Scott Eric Kaufman is trying to measure the speed with which a meme travels and how it moves — among minor blogs,
from megablogs to their fans, etc. I’m not alone in thinking his methodology is inherently flawed (stating his purpose will change the way a this moves, how fast and to how many people; I don’t see any way around that), but if my linking can help him improve his data in any way, I’m going to. (See? I wouldn’t have linked to this for any other reason.)
If you feel like helping an MLA panelist out, and possibly increasing the accuracy of his data, post a link to Kaufman’s post to your own blog.