One way to measure the vitality of a project or initiative is to track and compare the mind share it possesses in relation to other competing ideas.
Mind share – how often people are thinking about some and in what way – is one kind of fuel for motivating and growing your networks and coalitions.
Here’s a quick, easy tool for accomplishing this: http://www.perspctv.com/
This site lets you compare ideas, projects, products and more based on Internet searches, media coverage and the like.
Kudos to Nancy Parker for the tip.