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  • Mmm. Pudge and I have talked about this offline. Promoting blogging or blog consumption to a daily TODO item can lead to madness. Personally, I run through my "friends" list on, NVP [], HFB [] and Jmac []. I also will check out blogs of people who comment on blogs (oddly enough). It seems like there is an interesting excerise in data mining in watching blogs, although I can't quite formulate what that excerise would be. Monitoring productivity loss in the work place, maybe? :-)

    • RSS Aggregators can make this easier for you--you get one page with links to all the latest news. Not that I use one, of course. A while ago I was spending two or three hours reading blogs a day, and that was just insane. Of course, I could claim it was research for the Essential Blogging book :-)

      I have a handful of non-use.perl blogs that I read. I'm just wondering whether I'm missing good stuff.

      As for datamining, I really want to gather a hundred peoples' bookmarks files and use clustering to see

      • I have a handful of non-use.perl blogs that I read. I'm just wondering whether I'm missing good stuff.
        I read a whole bunch of journals here, mostly to see what perl people are doing and see what my friends have to say here. Oh, and I check out the oreillynet blogs pretty regularly too. :-)

        For non-useperl blogs, I look for something that's interesting that contains news/links I won't find anywhere else. I've gotten into lisp recently, so I'm reading lemonodor [], Lambda the Ultimate [] daily, and Paul Graham's homepage [] whenever he has something new to say. Perhaps if I could find a few smalltalk blogs, I'd monitor them as well (just never got around to looking mostly).

        I'm not particularly interested in the general look at me [], I'm so fabulous [] type blogs. Sure, they're a great trove of links and topics, but that's not something I want to integrate into my daily reading regimen. More of an interesting distraction than something I want to track regularly.