Scott Eric Kaufman of Acephalous is presenting at MLA and is asking for participation in a meme experiment. Here are the details:

1. Write a post linking to this one in which you explain the experiment. (All blogs count, be they TypePad, Blogger, MySpace, Facebook, &c.)
2. Ask your readers to do the same. Beg them. Relate sob stories about poor graduate students in desperate circumstances. Imply I’m one of them. (Do whatever you have to. If that fails, try whatever it takes.)
3. Ping Technorati.

Help out if you can.

As a side note: I wonder how the nature of the meme changes its growth and distribution. How different would the spread be with this one – rather artificial and requiring little effort – versus one in which you list the third line on the fifteenth page of the fifth book that you open this morning (revealing more about the blog author, and thus functioning as more personal, and requiring more effort).

I would be curious to see Kaufman compare his results with this meme against one that is less self-consciously a call for creating a meme (after MLA of course).


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