adopt a blog
A lot are dead, some are spam sites or fake redirects, or tiresome commercial crap.
But that still leaves a lot of blogs, most of which are unconnected. In the nature of things, the blogosphere is dominated by a few big blogs, political and cultural themed mostly, then with a bunch of niche topic blogs flourishing nicely in their niches.
Almost everyone has a blogroll or list of favourite links, but they tend to be static, or infrequently updated. People find favourites and stick with them.
But, the essence of the web is connectivity - informed links. Indexing is hopeless, it is a task for Google; but improving local connectivity is a public good.
So... I'm gonna try to do some lazy blogging once a week or so: pick out 3 or so blogs - not big ones, not ones on my regular links; blogs I occasionally visit, or was pointed to once, or that I stumble on by chance. And I'll link and post them.
If I'm lucky I'll stumble on a new permanent link. The links are not hard recommendations, just "look sees", and I may end up mischaracterising blogs. Too bad. It is something worth trying for its own sake, the Web corrects itself, it is the connectivity that matters.
- The Angry Professor - she is angry, she is fun and she is a statistician. Too harsh sometimes for my tastes, but I sure can sympathise too. Students, administrivia and real life intrude
- Andrew Jaffe: Leaves on the Line - Jaffe is a astrophysicist, and visited here recently (wrote an interesting paper with Backer on low frequency gravitational radiation from supermassive black hole binaries - bonus! Chance to try out arXiv's new trackback feature everyone is talking about). Mostly cosmology and physics related news and speculation, occasional forays on life in London (just the title makes me all nostalgic)
- Weapon of Class Instruction Picked this one at random from the Truth Laid Bear eco list - title was intriguing. Yalie; headed for grad school. Labour activist. Glance through entries makes for interesting read. One time visit by me I expect.