Re: virus: Meme Transmission Rate Experiment

Dave Pape (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 23:04:30 +0100 (BST)

At 17:50 09/06/97 -0600, David McFadzean wrote:
>At 09:02 PM 09/06/97 +0100, Dave Pape wrote:
>>A couple of my friends were thinking of using stuff like searchbots and
>>numbers of search-engine hits (getting stats out of things like AltaVista)
>>to track spread of ideas... but I can't see AT ALL how /that/ would work,
>>cos I've got no idea how they were going to go about getting the stats.
>It should be reasonably easy to track a catch phrase (if it is sufficiently
>long and rare) propagating through Usenet using the search engine at

Thanks mister. I'll go and have a look.

Dave Pape
I am ready.

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