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20 April 2008 @ 4pm


Topping off a totally lethargic weekend with a minor bitchmeme

Between Twitter being only half-functional this weekend and the Friday bitchmeme not even making it to Friday afternoon (and not because I didn’t try), this weekend was probably one of the slowest I can remember for a long while.

Now, this afternoon, the TechCrunch crew is trying to stir things up a bit by publishing a list of the Top 100 bloggers. Notice that it is about bloggers, not blogs – a vital ingredient for a good bitchmeme, at least in my view, is that it has to be personal!

But honestly, I don’t think that’s going to stir up too much interest. They will get a bunch of backlinks from it (there are, after all, about 100 bloggers who are guaranteed to blog about this). Mathew Ingram calls it trolling for links – and I agree. It’s a smart post to make on a Sunday afternoon – not much competition and it’s guaranteed to carry over into Monday.

If there is an angle to this story that could get people riled up, it is that the list is based on TechMeme headlines and that those are simply not representative of the blogosphere at large (TechMeme is elitist, an echo-chamber, why are there only three solo bloggers on the list blah, blah, blah – we have chewed over that enough by now).

Personally, I’m just tired of Top X lists by now and the discussion around them, but still: congrats to all of my friends who are on the list!

p.s. a metric I would be interested in: number of headlines per post – something tells me Louis Gray might be headlining that list.