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Jun 23

Stale Rolls

This post got me thinking and got me to expand my blogroll about beyond the echo
chamber. On a side note, I’m thinking of creating a separate roll for blogs that
don’t ping the right server(s) for Blogrolling to alert me to updates. It’s a real
drag not knowing who’s fresh and who’s not.

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Diversified
Homogenity: A Cure for the Stale Blogroll

Click through some people’s blogrolls and you’d get the impression that the blogosphere
was comprised of nothing but middle-class, white American males whose only interest
in life is discussing politics. These bloggers get trapped within an echo chamber,
reading post after post that says the same things they think in the same way they
would have said it themselves. The links in their blogrolls could simply be replaced
with ditto marks and it wouldn’t affect them at all.

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