Please join the test by adding your blog (see instructions, below) and inviting your friends to participate — the more the better. The data from this test will be public and open; others may use it to visualize and study the connectedness of blogspace and the propagation of memes across blogs.
The GUID for this experiment is:
The above GUID enables anyone to easily search Google or other search engines for all blogs that participate in this experiment, once they have indexed the sites that participate, which may take several days or weeks. To locate the full data set, just search for any sites that contain this GUID.
Anyone is free to analyze the data of this experiment. Please publicize your analysis of the data, and/or any comments by adding comments onto the original post (see URL above). (Note: it would be interesting to see a geographic map or a temporal animation, as well as a social network map of the propagation of this meme.)
To add your blog to this experiment, copy this entire posting to your blog, and then answer the questions below, substituting your own information, below, where appropriate. Other than answering the questions below, please do not alter the information, layout or format of this post in order to preserve the integrity of the data in this experiment (this will make it easier for searchers and automated bots to find and analyze the results later).
REQUIRED FIELDS (Note: Replace the answers below with your own answers)
(1) I found this experiment at URL: http://www.livejournal.com/users/vampwillow/419266.html
(2) I found it via "Newsreader Software" or "Browsing the Web" or "Searching the Web" or "An E-Mail Message": Browsing the Web
(3) I posted this experiment at URL: http://www.livejournal.com/users/mhw/355986.html
(4) I posted this on date (day/month/year): 08/08/04
(5) I posted this at time (24 hour time): 00:15 GMT
(6) My posting location is (city, state, country): Coventry, England, UK
OPTIONAL SURVEY FIELDS:
(7) My blog is hosted by: livejournal
(8) My age is: 44
(9) My gender is: maleish
(10) My occupation is: peripatetic pansoph
(11) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: livejournal
(12) I use the following software to post to my blog: Mozilla, Semagic
(13) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 27/11/01
(14) My web browser is: Mozilla 1.7.1
(15) My operating system is: Win98, FreeBSD