Roosh V is famous in the online manosphere, with his ‘neo-masculinist’ thoughts on picking up women, men’s rights and rape culture. A lot of people, however, take issue with what he says, leading Roosh to cancel global men-only events planned for this coming Saturday...
Google's Redesigned Blog Search
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USAGoogle has relaunched Google Blog Search with its own memetracker. A memetracker takes all the latest blog posts about popular news and issues and ...
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出典:『Wiktionary』 (2015/10/12 21:35 UTC 版)
A memetracker is a tool for studying the migration of memes across a group of people. The term is typically used to describe websites that either:
- analyze blog posts to determine what web pages are being discussed or cited most often on the World Wide Web, or
- allow users to vote for links to web pages that they find of interest.
The original publicly-viewable memetracker was Blogdex, which is now defunct. However, many sites inspired by it exist today, such as:
- Tailrank.com (the most similar in function to blogdex)
- Digg.com (a popular social media site)
The introduction of memetrackers was instrumental in the rise of blogs as a serious competitor to traditional printed news media. Through automating (or reducing to one click) the effort to spread ideas through word of mouth, it became possible for casual blog readers to focus on the best of the blogosphere rather than having to scan numerous individual blogs. The steady and frequent appearance of citations of or votes for the work of certain popular bloggers also helped create the so-called "A List" of bloggers.