Things I don't really care about

Things that other webloggers are talking about today that I don’t think are very interesting:

  • Salon’s Weblogs
    It’s a dumb idea. When I was writing Learning from Weblogs (PowerPoint, large) I thought a lot about how people might think about adding weblog features to their sites in order to enhance their communities. The actual hosting of weblogs seemed to me a dumb idea mainly because of collisions of branding and the association of your site with crap – or even offensive – content. It might work, I guess, but I don’t understand why you’d want to do it anyway… [Dork]

  • Asteroids destroying the world
    Blah, blah, blah. Is this all anyone ever talks about nowadays? How can I put this carefully – it’s very unlikely to happen! Channel 4 in the UK have a breakfast TV show called RI:SE – and they spent most of this morning talking about what you’d do if an asteroid was destroying the world tomorrow. I think the whole thing’s a bit of a relief – now I don’t have to worry about pensions, getting fat, contracting any unpleasant diseases or going jogging regularly. Plus no more need to worry about recycling. I can become the boorish horror I always aspired to be.