You’d think that getting on TechMeme improves your sex life or makes you money or something the way a small group of bloggers are bleating on and on about how TechMeme is unfair or how it’s a travesty that you can get added to TechMeme’s set of algorithm’s just by linking to TechMeme and proving you have enough traffic.
Me? I’ve been on TechMeme dozens of times. All it’s earned me is grief.
Are you worried about the elitism of A list jerks like me?
Then FREAKING LINK TO NEW BLOGGERS THAT WE HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT YET!!!
That’s how you take down the A list. Link, baby, link!
What I find ironic is everyone who complains about TechMeme does nothing but link to TechMeme. They don’t link to a single new and unknown blogger.
Here’s an example. Today Ross Mayfield told me about this cool new site where you can share your PowerPoint slides: SlideShare.net.
Oh, sorry, I’m not playing the game right, am I?
Turns out if you attack the power structures of the Web you’ll get more links than if you just share cool new sites and link to them.
What do I know, I’m just a tired old A-list jerk…
Thanks to Hugh Macleod for the cartoon.