Scoble says that comments are broken and he gets more work done. David Weinberger says he’s stopped reading blogs. Jeanne Sessum says she can’t keep up. There’s too much information. The ‘important’ or ‘interesting’ stuff will repeat itself, will stay buoyant in the sea of the blogospehre, but you’ll only see it if you are looking. And the informations’s status is determined by the interest of the readers; whether there is enough interest to pass it on. At BARC, Suw Charman talked about subjectivity, how we are reflect our values and perceptions in what we read, write and say.

And my subjectivity, my background, meant that the themes I picked during Tuesday afternoon reflect my interests. Blogging and the role of gossip in the evolution of lanquage. The role of reciprical altruism and the alpha blogger. Information hubs and a matriarchal society. These are the themes that are floating in my head – hopefully I can pull them together into a whole.

3 thoughts on “TMI

  1. (Just to be clear, I didn’t say that I’ve stopped reading all blogs. I said that I’m no longer going to pretend that I can keep up with all of them. I still read lots of ’em. But I can’t keep up with them. Who can??)

  2. Keeping up is the problem. I’m trying to organise my stuff so that I’ll definitely find what I’m interested in, keep up with the people I enjoy reading whilst knowing what I can just ignore. Still working at it – no solution yet. Things stay unread or glossed over.

  3. Add me to the list of people who can’t keep up. I read a few blogs now, and I wish I could say that I read the blogs of people who are important to me, but there are plenty of people who are important to me whose blogs I’ve simply not had the opportunity to read lately, which makes me feel a bit bad about it all.