Sometimes You Have to Run From the Big Memes
Posted by Bob Warfield on December 2, 2007
I am not going to write about Facebook Beacon. I am just not. I was going through all that mess in my blog reader, and there were so many articles, and so few real insights, that it just wasn’t worth it to add more of the same.
Sometimes you have to run from the memes because they’re meaningless or just plain tapped out. Doing so can be strangely liberating. Suddenly I was marking a whole ton of articles that had clogged up my blog reader as “read”. They were outta there. The world seemed streamlined. It was Fresh. And it seemed a lot more interesting once I could see what was underneath all the Facebook Beacon junk.
I keep wishing for an artithmetic of blogs. I want to be able to work at a meme level, and at a blog level, not just the current post level. It would be great to zap all the Facebook Beacon articles with one stroke. It would be great to take Scoble’s Link Blog and subtract all the blogs I read anyway so I don’t wade through it twice. Ditto for Techmeme. I’m sure this is very doable, I just haven’t had time to do it yet. Too busy reading about Facebook Beacon.