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 IDEA VIRUS - memes, wikipedia and the life cycle of a big idea. Also ZOMBIES.

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PostSubject: IDEA VIRUS - memes, wikipedia and the life cycle of a big idea. Also ZOMBIES.   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:16 am

Here's an article by Marshall Poe about trying to write a book about Wikipedia.

And here's the wikipedia entry on "Meme"

And here is a trailer for a film about memes - and also zombies.






See the connections?

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PostSubject: No Cure for Idea-Zombitis   Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:11 pm

Big ideas are shared as we as humans tend to share certain genes. Our cultures' genes mutate and spread like viruses. Zombie viruses are also contagious, spread, and multiply quickly. I should add that the 'big idea' to make a zombie movie not only passed along quickly, but there doesn't seem to be a cure either.
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PostSubject: Re: IDEA VIRUS - memes, wikipedia and the life cycle of a big idea. Also ZOMBIES.   Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:40 am

mrthurs98623 wrote:
I should add that the 'big idea' to make a zombie movie not only passed along quickly, but there doesn't seem to be a cure either.



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PostSubject: Re: IDEA VIRUS - memes, wikipedia and the life cycle of a big idea. Also ZOMBIES.   Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:48 pm

Everyone's all over the Tipping Point, huh? I read Blink and I've read about 4 or 5 non-fiction books that mention The Tipping Point.
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