Johan Bollen

Oct. 08, 2010

Tracking Truthy Ideas

Information spreads quickly online. A new project seeks to map the spread of ideas on services such as Twitter and help identify artificially-created memes.Want to participate in an mini-experiment? Tweet using the key words '#truthy, @scifri, and @truthy

meme, twitter, truthy, network, social,

AVAILABLE IN ITUNES

Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

view more

FEATURED PLAYLIST

Grab Bag of Gills

BOOKS BY OUR GUESTS

Mystery Box

Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Science Friday® and SciFri® are registered service marks of Science Friday, Inc. Site design by Pentagram; engineering by Mediapolis.

 

topics