The original posting for this experiment is located at: Minding the Planet (Permalink: http://novaspivack.typepad.com/nova_spivacks_weblog/2004/08/a_sonar_ping_of.html) —- results and commentary will appear there in the future.
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: as098398298250swg9e98929872525389t9987898tq98wteqtgaq62010920352598gawst (this GUID enables anyone to easily search Google (or Technorati) for all blogs that participate in this experiment). 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.padawan.info/weblog/testing_meme_propagation_in_blogspace_add_your_blog.html (2) I found it via http://www.padawan.info/
(3) I posted this experiment at URL:
(4) I posted this on date (day, month, year): 03/08/04
(5) I posted this at time (24 hour time): 00:42:12 (CET, Paris)
(6) My posting location is (city, state, country): France
OPTIONAL SURVEY FIELDS (Replace the answers below with your own answers):
(7) My blog is hosted by: Joueb.com (soon ViaBloga)
(8) My age is: 24
(9) My gender is: Female
(10) My occupation is: a) looking for a proper job (I'm a chemical engineer) b) working on ViaBloga c) cooking for my familly (since i'm home...)
(11) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: I stopped two weeks ago, and I will never be able to catch on again.
(12) I use the following software to post to my blog: Joueb.com, ViaBloga, Blogger. (oups did you mean this blog ? soon to change for ViaBloga)
(13) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 10/02/02
(14) My web browser is: FireFox
(15) My operating system is: Win XP but why should you care ?