RE: The Human Memeome Project

Cen-IT Rob Harris (
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 09:43:45 +0100


I was wondering if you could point me to a resource that would explain the 'Human Memeome Project'.
It sounds most intriguing..... 8)



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> From: Joe Jenkins[]
> Sent: 16 September 1998 18:54
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> Subject: The Human Memeome Project
> The Human Memeome Project,
> This might be a good place to start for memetic engineers. Use data
> mining on the net to gather replicating ideas and identify allies.
> Without AI, a lot of the meme pool would be missed, but maybe a lot of
> them could be found with simple algorithms. Who knows until you try
> it. It's not like were trying to capture all ideas ever born, just
> those that are currently replicating.
> The biggest problem is excluding the right sites in order to make "The
> Net Memeome Project" representative of "The Human Memeome Project". I
> would start with excluding commercial and most adult sites.
> The more I think about it, the more I think this is a pretty far
> fetched idea (I'm good at those). At the same time, I think the right
> person could do something useful with it.
> Joe Jenkins
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