[ExI] DARPA, Memes, Astroturf

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 19:19:42 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:41 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> DARPA released this (I just heard about it)
> Broad Agency Announcement
> Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC)
> DARPA‐BAA‐11‐64

It's about time.  Maybe now we'll see if this is just
loose metaphor, or if models of vector control and
similar epidemic-stemming measures can be
usefully applied to memes.  (Whether or not any
given meme should be controlled is another
question, especially since there is a negative
selection bias by those who do not yet have them.)

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