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

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Date: Tue Feb 19 2002 - 04:48:01 GMT

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    At 07:15 PM 18/02/02 -0800, Grant wrote:

    >>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.

    I have no idea. A lot of them are mine, but memebot, membot (which is also
    used in Linux groups for something else) memoid, and memeoid exist on
    google groups. You can count them if you wish.

    Keith Henson

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