echochamber and adding value

August 27, 2006

I want Hugh Macloed to make a cartoon representing the the blogosphere. There should be a big room with lots of noise and a hole to the outside world. Hugh and Scoble should talk about the hole, saying, “this won’t stay this small forever, right?” (instead of starting off with a cartoon like he does, maybe I’ll just start off with an idea for a cartoon.)

Since I’m new to the blogging world, I haven’t read Naked Conversations or the long tail yet and don’t know that blogs are changing the world. I heard that the blogosphere helped make Snakes on a Plane what it is: a movie with an opening weekend of $15mil ($10 from me). Since I don’t live in San Francisco, I only have 2 friends who read blogs, and only 2 different friends who kind of write them (old travel blogs), and 1 friend that actually has a blog. In other words, I don’t drink the koolaid.

Right now, I read a couple blogs that I recommend individually to my nontechnical friends, but how long before I can recommend enough that they actually need an accumulator? Most of the blogs I read are about blogging, but that doesn’t add value. Don’t get me wrong, I read them because I find them interesting and I think there is a future here. I just wonder how long before I’m receiving blog recommendations from my nontechnical friends.

things i don’t understand

August 27, 2006

I might be more committed to blogging now, but not committed enough to actually read about them. (it’s in the plans) The things that bother me most now are: 1. trackbacks 2. technorati tags. I see them on other blogs and don’t know how they work or how the do or don’t work in my blog.