Download the Memespread Project Initial Analysis

The Memespread Project

Spread this Meme: Link to this site. Send it to your friends. Get the word out.

The Memespread Project is no longer actively collecting data and has finished its initial analysis. Thank you very much for your help in this project. The initial analysis of the Memespread Project data may be downloaded here.


What is the Memespread Project? I am conducting an experiment about the spread of memes and information flow on the Internet. By analyzing where a link has been injected into the blogspace and then watching the ensuing hits to that site, the temporal and spatial spread of this piece of information can be measured.

I initially submitted this page's URL only to Since then, I have simply sat back and watched my hit counter logs to see who has come to this site and when. As the hits progress and die down, there will be an analysis of this data, in combination with related data as is seen fit (such as what is found on the Blog Epidemic Analyzer).

Thank you very much for participating in the Memespread Project. If you would like to comment on this, have any information or research that you think I might like to know about, wish to hear about any results that ensue, or just drop me a line, please feel free to contact me at sam at arbesman dot net.