Wouldn’t be all that hard to automate the creation of that diagram, I think. A little script to automate a Google or Technorati search for “is the new,” a bit of scraping, and shipping it off to a grapher to create a map. Would be fun if I had the time. Maybe someone else does?
1st page of Google:
* Small is the new big.
* Awake is the new asleep.
* Random is the new order.
* ‘Force protection’ is the new buzzword.
* Pink is the new blog (2x).
* Funny is the new sexy.
(Technorati won’t let me search the phrase. Probably considers “is” and “the” as stop words. That’s kinda dumb.)