New social structure for dissemination of ideas
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003
Cameron Marlow, creator of Blogdex, writes: “Webloggers are a great leading indicator of trends in the news simply by being part of a group that intends to keep each other informed.” And adds, “As a community, this is the first time researchers have been able to track the spread of ideas through an informal social network in such a large proportion. I’m hoping to describe the process by which information spreads by epidemic proportions, namely the properties of the information itself and the social structure that enables it.”
It’s a new world.