4 thoughts on “Current Results of GoMeme 4.0”

  1. I’ve enjoyed watching your experiment. I ‘think’ I understand what you are attempting to accomplish. I am learning, and that is always good.
    I have posted your meme in various blogs that I own. my wordpress blog – and see this for an explanation. Now, they are all very new and no one reads them … some don’t even show up in google yet.
    So far, I’ve not seen mine show up in the results (that I can find). Like I said, no one reads them, so no one links to them. But, that’s ok. I just wanted to try and ‘participate’ in a small way.
    How long are you going to take this, now?
    I am interested, particularly, in your idea about Marketing with Memes. Not to use for any personal marketing, but if it is useful, I’d like to share it with my students.

  2. Hi Robert, your blogs will eventually show up, if Google can find them. You might want to register them with dmoz.org at the very least, so that there are some links to them. Google can’t find them if there are no links to them at all. Note that it will take a while before you are indexed. As for your second question, we are thinking about these techniques in general as ways to enhance the spread of blog postings — currently there is a problem with the way citations happen on many blogs. Many posters cite things they find without giving credit to the blog they found it on. The GoMeme method gives parties an incentive to participate in the Path List, which helps them get cited, and which causes others to cite them. This is just one benefit however. Another benefit is that citing an article is in a sense a way of helping to market it, so why shouldn’t each blog that helps to market a posting get some of the benefit of the posting’s spread? This is accomplished by the Path List as well — it rewards each blog for participation in proportion to the results of their marketing efforts for a posting. In addition the formation of Path Lists that can later be found via Google helps to eventually strengthen paths that yield the best results. For example parties can see what upstrea blogs get things they like and then subscribe to them. Also parties can see what downstream blogs read them and subscribe to them as well. This is in a way similar to Hebbian learning, which is a method for strengthening the neural connections between neurons that interact frequently.

  3. Hi Robert,
    Your Blogs and the posts from them should start showing up quite well on Google in a few days.
    I just built some links into them.
    Kathleen in Phoenix says to say hello.

  4. Oh, this is too much fun! :o)
    Thanks, Nova and Bill. (And give my best to Kathleen!)
    Nova, I went to dmoz.org and registered them. Also, built in some links at other domains I have (which have been visited by the google-bot).
    I love the ‘hebbian learning’ comparison … (i.e., urls/links = synapses?) creating new synapses, elimination of synapses, changes in their weights/connection strengths, time they are active … how cool!
    OK, I’m going to keep reading and following your experiment.
    And Bill, I linked to your site, too!
    Thanks to all three of you!
    Take care.

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