Friday, July 14, 2006

A meme with a bullet.

What makes a meme sticky, and more importantly, worthy of sharing? Some irreverent (and not so irreverent) observations from the resident media curmudgeon at Slate.

link to piece.

It would be interesting to see the gender breakdown amongst those sharing the article--suspect it is almost entirely unilateral. If one wants a meme to disseminate, is it more productive to target it to the gender that is typically more adept at networking, and have the other gender learn about it purely via spillover?

The original Times article discussed in the Slate piece is here:

link to piece.


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