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2004-03-05 23:17:32.02085+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

A lot of folks have been pointing to the Wired article about the Blog Epidemic Analyzer that purports to track link trends as they propagate:

The most-read webloggers aren't necessarily the ones with the most original ideas, say researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs.

Duh. What would be interesting is tracking more situations where mainstream media copies text verbatim from weblogs (Thanks, Lyn).

[ related topics: Weblogs Sociology Journalism and Media ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-06 00:23:57.090135+00 by: Shawn

This got me thinking: Based on the thousand monkeys[Wiki] claim, and taking into account the vast amounts of content/data that now exist across the Internet, is there actually a chance this could truly be a coincidence? (I don't think it's likely, just wondering out loud.)

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-06 00:30:15.563303+00 by: Shawn

[meta] Is anybody else using/paying attention to the Wiki? I'm trying, but I find the page design too busy. I often lose (visually) the contributed content among the other text and elements. Dan, is this included in the Flutterby code, or is it separate? Maybe I can take a look at what's being output and submit something a bit more friendly. [/meta]

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-06 19:00:22.827745+00 by: Dan Lyke

It's in the Flutterby code. If you've got a CVS checkout, it's the file in flutterby_cms/html/wiki.html, although if you just wanna mung the output HTML I'd be happy to stuff the queries back in to whatever you come up with.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-08 15:43:51.047811+00 by: Shawn

I'll try to poke around with this a little later in the week.