The Algorithm of a Meme

Good friend and pop-blogger Julian Cole, recently posted an article on The Algorithm of a Meme. It reminded me of an interesting piece of software called Current, which contains the exact said algorithm –a meme radar of sorts.

Current was created by Zoe F, a Creative Technologist in New York who specialises in news and social media. In Zoe’s words:

“Current shows a snapshot of what the entire internet-using population in America has been thinking for the last 24 hours, in the form of their collective search history.”

Current visualises memes as they form –like watching a hurricane on weather radar. Download the free application for Mac or PC and play with it for yourself.