Re: Memes Meta-Memes and Politics 1 of 3 (1988, updates 2002)

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    >There is no particular reason for Google to be biased along
    >memeoid/memebot, but there is a bit more to the story. In responding to
    >your comment I wondered how many of these hits had both memebot and
    >memeoid. There was only one, but Google suggested I might have meant
    >membot. *That* spelling and memeoid gave 21 hits, among them this:
    >membot: A person whose entire life has become subordinated to the
    >propagation of a meme, robotically and at any opportunity. (Such as many
    >Jehovah's Witnesses, Krishnas, and Scientologists.) Due to internal
    >competition, the most vocal and extreme membots tend to rise to top of
    >their sociotype Us hierarchy. A self-destructive membot is a memeoid. (GMG)
    >Keith Henson
    What I was wondering is how many different writers did those hits represent?
      A small number of writers can produce a large number of articles and
    therefore a large number of hits, relatively speaking.


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