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[liberationtech] meme tracking methods

Deen Freelon dfreelon at
Mon Mar 7 10:51:37 PST 2011

A recent memetracking study by Leskovec, Backstrom, and Kleinberg was 
profiled in the NYT awhile back. Here's a link to the actual paper:

You also may be interested in the Berkman Center's Media Cloud 
application ( which may do some of what you 
want. ~DEEN

On 3/7/11 7:20 AM, Giuseppe A. Veltri wrote:
> Hi Alec,
> I am aware of services such as Row Feeder or Trendrr and my guess is 
> that they work tracking hashtags. Do you know similar services that 
> are either free or ways of obtaining similar data ?
> My idea is follow a topic to do a  text mining semantic analysis of 
> domains related to it. However, I am just exploring the idea...
> Thanks
> g
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> On 7 March 2011 15:41, Alec Muffett <alec.muffett at 
> <mailto:alec.muffett at>> wrote:
>     On 7 Mar 2011, at 13:55, Giuseppe A. Veltri wrote:
>     > Dear all,
>     > Can you suggest me recent papers that have successfully
>     implemented meme-tracking methodologies (using whatever source) ?
>     Hi Giuseppe,
>     The first thing that went through my mind was "google for hashtags".
>     Or are you looking at memes differently ?
>            -a
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Deen Freelon
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Communication
University of Washington
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