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August 04, 2004

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alex

Nice design.

Nova Spivack

My commenting system is courtesy of Typepad -- I'm not sure I can do anything about it. It is their code and seems to be a bit broken sometimes.

Nick

Especially if they are as confused as I apparently was with your commenting system.

Nick

It will work best if bloggers with medium to low amounts of links who get loured by technorati. Apparently, the more bewildered they are the better. Memes are always most powerful when one is confused.

Nick

This latest meme might need a jumpstart, people might spread it if offered pre-emptive links through technorati. This would work best if offered to bloggers who are on the lower to middle end of inbound links. It might also shoove the meme outside of our immuned enviroment. Here is how it could work: say somewhere within this, or another post, you provide a list of links to unsuspecting bloggers. You don't ask for a permalink in return, but you ask them to post the meme on their blog in return for the nice looking link on technorati (not in the sidebar, but in some random post). That way, they'll come here bewildered (putting them in a perfect state to be most receptive to the meme), probably get a laugh out of the post, and than get offered a compensatory link to jumpstart to the meme. Its not a full plan, but its a start of one.

Nick

This latest meme might need a jumpstart, people might spread it for a pre-emptive link, and more importantly it might eventually get outside of our immuned enviroment. So say somewhere within the post, you post about 40 different links to unsuspecting bloggers. You don't ask for a permalink in return, but you ask them to post the meme on their blog to get it going. That way, they'll come here bewildered, probably get a laugh out of the post, and than get offered a compensatory link to jumpstart to the meme. Its not a full plan, but its part of one. What do you think?

Nova Spivack

Brainstorming for GoMeme version 3.0....


I think the vast majority of bloggers were not exposed to the first meme -- so the question is really how to reach new communities? Instead of trying to get the meme to folks who may already be immunized, the meme would be more successful in new territory.

But in addition to the above, here are some other concepts we could explore:

- Leverage competition. How about a meme-competition? For example, there is a common replicating core, but it's up to you to design your own shell! Whoever makes the most successful shell wins. Maybe a cash prize?

- Leverage negativity. Make a meme that is an anti-meme, designed to target those who hate the meme and or are immune or overexposed. This meme is against memes, and spreads because it appears to be anti-meme. It might have a slogan like "Death to Memes!" or something. Of course it itself is another meme!

- Leverage a cause. Make the meme stand for something really important to everyone.

- Leverage humor. Jokes are great viral coats for ideas.

- Make it more useful. Raising Google rankings is pretty compelling. But maybe there are other benefits of hosting GoMeme 3.0

- Be more parasitic by colonizing other postings. How about making the meme raise the profile of your *postings* rather than your whole blog. So it's a thing that you can add into a given posting on your blog that makes that posting more visible -- sort of like a link exchange concept. You add this to a post on your blog, and a link to your posting is randomly added to posts on other blogs in the network. In turn your post contains links to other posts in the network. It could be added in by a script and dynanimically generated whenever the post is loaded. A "link mob" concept.

Nova Spivack

This meme is evolving in real time! The original post is linked from the meme. If someone ends up at the first generation meme, there is language there that redirects them to the new one.

Steph-the-swiss-blogger

Whee, holy confusion! What is the original post now? this one? The explanations seem to have gotten really long!

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