Meme transmission

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 7 Jul 1997 10:01:37 -0700 (PDT)

Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 10:01:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tim Rhodes <>
Subject: Meme transmission

Has anyone done any actual experiments to calculate the transmission rates
of memes in a give meme-sphere (culture)?

I'm thinking here along the lines of engineering a meme (or simple
meme-complex), making predictions about its success, releasing it into a
meme-sphere, and tracking its movement, growth, and adaption over time.

Has this been done (other than in advertising) and if so are the results

It seems to me this would be a fairly easy task and could offer some
interesting results.

-Tim Rhodes

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