Re: can someone please explain what this blog tagging this is all about?

From: joel garry <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:16:52 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 15, 2:37 pm, wrote:

> Well, sorry you feel that way, but your comments about blog
> aggregators clearly indicate you don't use them and you don't
> understand them. If you did, you wouldn't say things like "just switch
> to another one" because you would know that what affects one affects
> them all, by their very nature. Sorry, but them's the facts. What I
> was trying to say is, don't try and build too much of a case of such
> very shaky foundations, If you don't understand what happened to OraNA
> and why it's significant, that's fine: nothing wrong in not using a
> service you have no use for. But it's probably not such a good idea to
> make pronouncements about someone's behaviour when you don't (appear
> to) know much about the actual reality that has given rise to that
> behaviour.

But it doesn't affect them all the same. Otherwise, why would oraclick still show the tags and orana not? Neither has been taken offline - would you say oraclick was entirely up and running to begin with? I wouldn't. I think oraclick just demonstrates what happens with a rating system that lacks a critical mass. But I did see a tag that I wouldn't have otherwise, for good or bad.

I think we may all know more than we wanted to about the rise of this behavior.

Maybe we should all blame Tom's beard :-)


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Received on Tue Jan 15 2008 - 18:16:52 CST

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