Blogospherus: mapping the blogosphere

Blogospherus aims at mapping the blogosphere through a viral approach. What does it mean? Somewhere in the blogosphere, someone (the guy from Blogospherus of course!) throw a post to those who would read it (the first one who read this might be a friend of him/her or he/she read it by mistake…). This second guy tracks back to the first post, etc., etc. until we all fuse our blogs. Useless? Not sure. Blogospherus will then map (we all hope so, because if not, we will all receive spams for nothing…) this viral network and we’ll get a nice picture (we also hope so) of the blogosphere. So, yes, there is the link with Undead Pixel: the final picture (if any…).

(very small picture, it will grow isn’t it?)

If you want to play this game, go right now to blogospherus.net. Oh, I forgot, it’s in french. Ok, we might get a viral map of the french blogosphere then. Who will be the one who will connect us to the rest of the world?!

Update: I’m not sure to understand how this experiment works (and what I read from other participants does not make me feel more confident…). I think that you have to link to my post to make it work (http://franck.angella.free.fr/up/?p=28) but to be sure go to the official site and add a comment with a link to my post. Or no, this is too unclear… Will it work by the end?

Update again: I read that I have to put a trackback to the post which connected me to the system. Here it is, Francis Pisani of course : http://pisani.blog.lemonde.fr/2006/11/27/dessine-moi-la-viralite/.

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