Tuesday 4 October 2005

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Plasticbag.org: Any consensus on 'responsible' linklogging?

I don't have a problem with people keeping logs of links without saying anything about them. It's just a different way of bookmarking.

What is annoying is when people do this bookmarking in public, particularly when they link to their linklog as something other people might want to read.

It does seem lazy to make something explicitly public and then not tell me what's special about these links. My eyes glaze over at the huge number of comment-less links some people post every day, whereas I read a linklog like yours, Tom, as closely as I would a complete weblog post.

(Personally, I tag all my del.icio.us links that I want to be public with the tag 'top', and only publicise the feed of that tag, so people are spared the stuff that's purely for my benefit.)

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