Mobs: Bloghaus frets (auf Deutsch)

: Bloghaus frets (auf Deutsch) that Daypop, Blogdex, and Popdex are bad for — dangerous for — blogging because that which rises in the ratings becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of hype: User A likes it, thus B likes it, thus Z likes it. In others words: Is there a tyranny in the mob?


Quite to the contrary, the mob has taste and judges the best and the best rises; popular opinion is not a bad thing. And, besides, the greatest asset of those indices is that they change overnight with the mob’s opinions and whims. If the mob does make a mistake, it’s gone with sunset. That’s what makes the internet the internet: It’s all about right now, not about history, but now.