18 February 2009

Blogging Tips : Time’s 25 Best Blogs of 2009

I woke this morning and saw a small buzz around the new Time’s list of 25 Best Blogs of 2009 . The the top of the list has the usual suspects, including The Huffington Post, LifeHacker, BoingBoing and the like. In the end you will probably find some blogs that you have never seen though. Not a bad attempt.

What got me curious, though, was the list of most overrated blogs of 2009. They were:

  • TechCrunch
  • Gawker
  • Jim Cramer
  • PerezHilton
  • DailyKos

Here is why they think TechCrunch is overrated:

Launched by lawyer and tech investor Michael Arrington in 2005, TechCrunch became one of the world’s most popular blogs by reporting on the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley. But take a look at the Valley these days: Nothing’s moving. Nothing’s shaking. Born of a boom that’s long since gone bust, TechCrunch now seems irrelevant. Recent headlines such as “ Hones In On Businesses With New Social Features” aren’t helping. Stick a fork in this one — it’s done.

I am not sure if I agree completely. Or at all. In fact, I would say that the Time is probably even more overrated. How so? Just take a look at the list they created. They spread 25 results in 25 different pages…. That is not a list, it is a page-view-generator. Mainstream media still needs to get a clue of what is going on the interwebs.

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