I should have known. The chances of having an idea first are really slim. So someone, Alister, to be precise, came up with the idea to block the URL for Marketing Meme first. A URL that could be the meme-tracker of the marketing world, just as techmeme is the meme-tracker of the technology world.
Not sure when he came up with this, of course, it doesn’t say on the site. All it says is: your vote and support is needed here. And the post behind that link was written in December of last year (so I am probably only 5 months too late – which is a decade in internet terms). Now he is asking us from the marketing community to help him to get the guys from techmeme to setup a special service for the marketing industry:
Iâ€™d be happy to see some nice ongoing volume of inbound links from SEM Search, but honestly, Iâ€™d really like to see Gabe Rivera over at techmeme.com create a â€œmarketingmeme.comâ€œ, that removes SEM/SEO/SMO/PR/etc stuff out of techmeme and puts it under its own â€œengineâ€, building off, say, Lee Oddenâ€™s list, with some fuzzy logic around that, finding other on-topic blogs as well.
So if you’re interested in having such a service (I am, for sure!), go over to this site and put your vote in the comments!
There is nothing new under the sun 🙂
And that’s rarely not the case online either!
I couldn’t get Gabe Rivera over at TechMeme to care about my domain or the idea… at least not in any hurry.
So still open to what others would like to do with the concept.
Alister Cameron // Blogologist