Re: Research in Memetics

Aaron Lynch (
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 22:02:28 -0600

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Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 22:02:28 -0600
From: Aaron Lynch <>
Subject: Re: Research in Memetics
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At 08:39 AM 9/8/98 +0100, Paul Marsden wrote:


>I have submitted a primer on the findings of social contagion research to
>the JoM, and hopefully it will be published shortly - if not - it will
>appear in Sociological Research Online.



I have read this paper now and noticed that the title of Orlean (1992) is
mistranslated. The original title in French is "Contagion des opinions et
fonctionnement des march=E9s financiers." I would translate this as
"Contagion of opinions and functioning of financial markets" rather than
just "Contagion of opinion in financial markets."=20

It's a minor point, but I am likely to cite the same paper in an
elaboration and application of the stock market memetics section of my 1997
gdi-impuls article, whose title in English is Thought Contagion and Mass
Belief. (As I announced last year, the Enlish version is at

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