On the recommendation of BoingBoing, I hied myself over to check out Polymeme, a new news-aggregator site that collects top stories based on clusters of links from expert blogs. (From what I can see it appears to be kin to Techmeme and Memeorandum.)
Polymeme looks interesting. The funny thing is, the first thing my eye landed on on the home page tonight was a headline that read: “Self-Promotion Becomes a Prerequisite for Online Journos.” Hmmm, that sounds similar to that post I wrote a few days ago about rustling up readers. Then I read the text under the headline and realized, wait a minute, this is that post I wrote a few days ago about rustling up readers. I made Polymeme before I even knew it existed. I’ve got this self-promotion stuff down!
Only, on second look, wait a sec: there’s no link to my blog, and no attribution of my words. How’d that happen? The link is actually to a post Dan Gillmor wrote at PBS. Dan quoted a paragraph from me; that graph is featured on Polymeme. (I imagine the Polymeme front page will change at some point soon, but here’s a permalink page with the same excerpt and more links.)
Well, the main thing is, the ideas in my prose are now out there. Glad to see my little contribution propagating. But I guess I could still use a little work on the self-promotion angle…
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