Mary McGlohon has been working with me this summer on analyzing and comparing the spread of information in Usenet and the (political) blogosphere. As part of this work she has been looking at how long links stay around on Memeorandum (and once you’ve done it for Memeorandum, Techmeme comes for free). By looking at the accumulated discussion links for any lead link she has put together a list of the most discussed topics on both sites.
- "For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses its Own Risk" [McCain and scandals] 219
- "Spitzer is Linked to Prostitution Ring" 178
- "Embattled Attorney General Resigns" [Gonzales and scandals] 170