We were having a little discussion about how people with few or no followers get noticed on IRC earlier today, and I though I would try a little experiment.
The Plan: If you follow me, reply to this post directly and share it.
If you don't follow me and you got here from your feed, post a reply to the person that this post was shared by and share.
If you don't follow me and you got here from somewhere other than your feed, reply to my reply below.
I want to know how far a post from someone with only a few followers will penetrate the community, and this seems like the best way to find out.
1. I'm busy tomorrow (Sunday, PST), but I'll be back on Monday, and I plan to write some code to parse the replies and make some graphs of the data.
2. I'm a bit conflicted about flat out asking everyone to share my post, but this only works if everyone shares. I don't think a single post will have too much of an effect on anything, but perhaps mk can drop by and let me know if this is going to have any unwanted consequences.