Blog |||

I don’t know if it’s just me or if things have started to change recently, for me it looks like more and more people spend their time just repeating information that other have created instead of adding some information of their own.

I’ll explain: I subscribe to a fairly large number of feeds, follow people on twitter (both using the follow function and through feeds), have a friendfeed account etc. Why? Simply because I’m an information junkie and it’s so much easier to consume than to produce — but even I am starting to get fed up with this. The reason is simply that a large part of the info I see is something that I’ve seen 1-2-3-4 times before.

What happens is typically that some web company launches a new service that is in private beta but is the next big thing”. Immediately some well known person writes a blog post with some information - perhaps even an early hands-on review - this is just fine … but then something interesting happens: others start blogging about this but doesn’t add any opinion just a link to the original post, then there are posts that links to the post that links to original, etc, etc. All without adding any information. And now when Twitter is becoming more and more popular it becomes even worse: there is a tweet that link to the original post, a retweet, a retweet of the retweet etc.

Especially sad to see is the tweets that have a link (which is shortened so you don’t really see where it links to) that links to a web page that just contains a link to the original … and a huge number of ads.

I’m not against linking or referring to other people content … but please add some information so it makes it worth reading your tweet/post — don’t just try to increase the number of hits.

If you just want to link to something consider using a service like digg, delicious instead.

Up next Det ser OK ut Tydligen ser allting OK ut (tack för det!), de svetsningar som gjorts tidigare har läkts bra och det finns inga nya. Doktorn nämde operation för att
Latest posts My experiences from my first online conference (#ITiCSE2020) My experiences from my first online conference (#ITiCSE2020) Not my dog Not my dog Conferences and photography PhotoStatistica – looking at my photo library iPad only, does it work iPad only, does it work Old habits die hard Old habits die hard Is Adobes subscription model that bad? Is Adobes subscription model that bad? Photo Mechanic did help Photo Mechanic did help iPhone camera apps iPhone camera apps My favorite photo podcasts and YT channels My favorite photo podcasts and YT channels Managing photos Managing photos Photo Mechanic - could it solve my problems? Photo Mechanic - could it solve my problems? Capture One Capture One A small advice on photo organization A small advice on photo organization 11 dagar i Aberdeen 11 dagar i Aberdeen Isn't Kendo interesting? Isn't Kendo interesting? TextExpander