In the Name of Science…
The things I do for Scott Eric Kaufman… As some of you already know, Scott has been conducting various kinds of research for his MLA panel on academic blogging. Now’s your very own opportunity to participate in a bit of science in the making. Or something like that. In what looks something like an attempt to give scientific respectability to an internet chain letter, Scott has asked his readers:
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 Techorati.
Scott will then attempt to track the speed, at ten-minute intervals, by which this little experiment sprawls across that corner of the net that has some six-degree-of-separation connectedness to his site…
So: go forth and multiply!
Much obliged. When I get to Australia–and one day, I will–I’ll buy you a pint in thanks. (Or just for the hell of it.)
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