A contaminated water system and the ever-flowing (and often dirty) blogosphere are actually quite similar in the eyes of computer geeks, ScienceDaily reports. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created an algorithm to figure out the best places to put contamination-detecting sensors in water systems. The same algorithm can figure out which blogs break big news stories earliest and as close as possible to the original source. You can read the list of blog rankings from Carnegie Mellon by clicking here.
By that logic, this blog would probably be as popular as mud. Some day soon, hopefully we can be as popular as Typhoid or Cholera.