From: Douglas Brooker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 08 Feb 2006 - 20:57:39 GMT
Keith Henson wrote:
> For those who have been following the new, the cartoon meme (for want
> of a better term) has reached a fairly high fraction of the
> susceptible population after a build up that goes back several months.
the reactions suggests that this is an outbreak of an existing meme
rather than a new one.
I'm not sure what names have been given to the memes that this is a
reaction to. any suggestions?
> I don't know exactly how to plot this over time, but it obviously
> started small. As a data point there were just short of 1000 news
> stories that the US version of Google News listed today.
sort the googlenews search by date and go to the last page. I got
reports dated 5 Feb about a Christian press in Florida publishing the
cartoons. Nothing earlier.
here's a timeline from BBC, date of publication was 30 September.
latest story at the guardian.co.uk is that the original paper in Denmark
is joining up with the Iranian paper that's having a holcaust cartoon
contest - they're hoping to publish the winning entries jointly.
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