The “Best” Blogs Around
Google Operating System pointed me at this Popular Blogs list created by Technorati, based on how many people are linking to various blogs that have been subjected to the Technorati system. Apparently these are the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the most wiped of the papier du toilette, if you will. Some of the results are downright amazing/disgusting.
The top 5 are to be expected, sound blogs, mostly about technology, such as Engadget, Gizmodo, and Boing Boing. Further down the list you find greats like Lifehacker and Ars Technicana. But some of the most surprising top-notchers:
#11. icanhascheezburger.com – a blog about funny cat pictures and the things cats would say, oh if they could.
#13. TMZ.com – a celebrity gossip blog
#14. Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog … – that’s the title of the page; so not only is the blog written about celebrity farts and the people who sniff them, but they can’t even come up with a decent name for the blog, other than a bit of a Google bot lick
It’s quite hilarious to me to see what tops people’s lists of reading material. With the infinite vast resources of Wikipedia and the rest of the websites out there, we still flock back to what color the stains on Paris’ Hiltons underwear are this morning.
Two Top-20ers that made me smile, though, were PostSecret, a blog that invites people to send in post cards with their secrets written on them, and Treehugger, probably the biggest environmentalism blog out there.
As a bit of a disclaimer, let me just say that I don’t typically indulge sites like Digg and Technorati. The few times I’ve visited Digg and it’s knock-offs, I’ve found them to be flamer sessions and I think where blogs are often criticized as being “amateur reporting” that can’t be counted on for accuracy, if this is at all true, then it’s multiplied ten times ten times with sites like Digg. At least with a blog you have to take the 10 minutes or so that it requires to actually come up with an idea for a post and then write something about it, whereas with Digg you really only need to click a button in most cases, type out your 10 second reaction and off you go. And as for Technorati, well I just don’t get it.