Finally: Yesterday, November 28, the blog index Daypop said EPIC 2014 was the 6th most popular link in the whole blogosphere. For, you know, about twelve seconds.
What do we take away from all this?
First, the ecology of the internet is amazing: One week after posting it, this link has zapped around the world and been seen by thousands of people, some of whom write in Spanish, in Belgian, and in Asian languages this Chaser cannot identify. It's been fascinating to see it get lost within chains of recommendation: This Chaser saw the phrase "I can't remember where I got this link" more times than he is,to be honest, quite comfortable with.
Second: For all our techno-triumphalism, the blogosphere still leaves a bit to be desired. EPIC earned thousands of links but only a few really engaged comments. It was sites like MetaFilter that generated discussion; most blogs were content to link and say "looky here."
So that's how you follow an idea, Chasers. Have you tracked your news organization's work through the web recently?
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