Monday, October 13, 2008

A Social Experiment

I lived in Canberra, Australia as a teenager. My best friends then were Greg Parsons and David Barnsley.

For the past 10 years I've tried to use various Web mechanisms to track the two of them down, and reestablish contact.

No luck so far.

How might I game (in a non-adversarial manner) the search engine algorythms such that, if and when my two friends search on their own name (which I am confident of because they were both pretty fond of themselves when I knew them), that this posting would turn up?

How many links to this post would drive the ranking up such that it would rise above the 'David & Greg' froth?

The authority of the linkers will be key (thanks for the thought Conor, but probably not relevant).

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