The GoMeme blogging experiment

It’s a blogging experiment!

The experiment follows the stars below.


Copy This GoMeme From This Line to The End of this article, and paste into your blog. Then follow the instructions below to fill it out for your site.

Steal This Post!!!! This is a GoMeme– a new way to spread an idea along social networks. This is the second generation meme in our experiment in spreading ideas. To find out what a GoMeme is, and how this experiment works, or just to see how this GoMeme is growing and discuss it with others, visit the Root Posting and FAQ for this GoMeme at .

By adding this GoMeme to your Weblog you can get higher Google rankings for your site, and help your friends get higher Google rankings too. Your blog will be linked from every other blog that discovers this GoMeme downstream from your blog (from your readers, their readers, and so on). And that will raise your Google rankings in proportion to the number of downstream bloggers that get this GoMeme from you and post it to their blogs. The more people who blog the GoMeme from your blog, the better your Google rankings will get.

By hosting this meme on your blog, you will also be participating in an experiment to generate a distributed Blog survey and test how memes spread through social networks. The dataset from this experiment is public, open and decentralized — every blog that participates hosts their own data about their own blog. Anyone can then get the whole dataset by just searching Google for this unique string: 98818912959q This code is the “global unique identifier,” or GUID for this GoMeme — it marks every web page that participates in this GoMeme so that it can later be found with all the others. (Note it may take a week or longer before Google indexes your blog, so be patient).


This is purely an experiment and is just for fun. We are really just curious to see what will happen and this is not a commercial project. Participation is voluntary. We don’t mean to annoy anyone. However, if you don’t have much curiosity, or at least a sense of humor, you may find this experiment to be upsetting. In that case, you might try drinking a good strong cup of coffee. If after that you are still unhappy with us, just don’t read any further and have a great day! (If you don’t want your blog to get better Google rankings, that’s purely your choice!) On the other hand, if you are interested in exploring new technologies and pushing the envelope, then keep reading and we look forward to your participation in this experiment. We also request that participants in this experiment refrain from spamming anyone with this GoMeme. To spread it, just put it on your blog; that should be enough.


Step 1 First, to add your site to this experiment, copy the GoMeme to your site from the “Copy This GoMeme From Here” heading above to the End of this article. Please copy this whole article and try not to alter the text so that it is authentic for the people who get it from your blog. If you would like to come up with your own catchy headline, or anything else to help your GoMeme spread, feel free! Let’s see what works best.

Step 2: Now, fill in your answers to these Required Survey Fields (Note: Replace the answers below with your own answers). These will later be automatically data-mined by bots to compile the survey results.

(1) I found this GoMeme at URL:

(2) I found this GoMeme on date (day/month/year):04/08/04

(3) I found this GoMeme at time (in GMT format): 12:00:00

(4) I foundit via “the El Centro mail list”: which pointed to “” which pointed to

(5) I posted this GoMeme at my URL (use a hyperlink): The Left Half of My Brain

(6) I posted this on date (day/month/year): 04/08/04

(7) I posted this at time (in GMT format): 12:07:00

(8) My posting location is (city, state, country): Portland, Oregon, USA

Step 3: If you’re feeling very altruistic today, also fill in these optional survery fields (Replace the answers below with your own answers):

(9) My Weblog is hosted by:

(10) My age is: 27

(11) My gender is: Male

(12) My occupation is: Approvals Account Coordinator

(13) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: NetNewsWire

(14) I use the following software to post to my blog: Moveabletype

(15) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 4/2/2001

(16) My web browser is: Mozilla Firefox

(17) My operating system is: Mac OS X

Step 4:Now add an entry for your site after the last entry in the PATH LIST below:
Your entry should be of the form: line number, URL, hyperlink, optional personal GUID for your blog.

(Note: If you would like to track all postings of the Meme that result from your posting of it, once Google has indexed them, you may add your own optional GUID after your hyperlink on your line of the Path List — just make sure it is short, unique, and doesn’t return any results on Google — for example “mysitename137a2r28”. Also note, if the path list gets too long, you should still try to include the whole path in your blog — even if you have to put the list on a continuation page rather than the excerpt for your posting — and make sure others copy the whole GoMeme along with your Path List when they get the GoMeme from you — If they don’t copy it, your blog and your upstream blogs won’t be linked from their blogs).


1., Minding The PlanetM, mindingtheplanet14798
2.,, paperclypse65893

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I’m not totally sure what the folks atOneBigSoup are up to, but it’s something cool:

From their “Mission Statement”:

We are integrating existing communication systems, including Wiki, IRC, Instant Messaging, e-mail, and even static web sites.

We connect communication systems with protocols, services, clients, anything. We focus on Integration and Pragmatism.

We write things like: Live Event servers, Scanners (web scrapers), IRC Bots, Log servers, Local Name servers, Template servers, Group servers, and Client servers.

I don’t really know anything about the nuts and bolts of all of this, but I wholeheartedly approve of what they’re doing.

Good work, lads.

(One of the blokes working on this is my old friend, Lion Kimbro, a current Seattleite.)

found scribble #15

the flipping of the calendar pages has brought a certain sense… of…



is this still going to write properly?
this staggering pen that leaks all
over the rotter pages oh ho.
that’s something which needs no
bewildering cause in order
to wreak its horribble tendencies upon the
squawling natters.
so the thing goes on and on.
just so like a manfred monkey.
or in other words, all the ink
just runnels out the ends and
claws back eyeholes that lurch
in the darkening firmament.
on the classy mountebank’s camel,
oh yer lumpen fools, wielding a
knobbed sausage and roistering
the marzipan hordes with all
the gallivanting words that sink
the ship or claw it.

there’s naught to—wink about, is
there? or in any fashion that
someone might recall?

when the sailing moon droops down and falls
into the sea, well, what splash then? unhappy
berbers with their sheeping shears. and, when
all’s said and done, what alone is there still
to do? monkey around the czech(?) garage
or fall into the deep dark cool that
fills the cracks and corners of the earth,
that lumpen which lights the furnace and
pats away the gloom.
sear away, gentle dark, and trouble us
no more or all the bounceling babies will
arch out or cry the seeking self to know
any time the crisis is forefronted by the
padlocked sandwich board, or any old
time that creeps along the stanching
path well there’s not much going for
it there. in spite of heat and cold
remorse that shatter outward from the
doorways, there’s or no.