February 20, 2003

Future Weblog Utilities

As people start reading too many blogs, it'll be like owning too many mutual funds. So you know what there will be a market for? Blog portfolio balancing and diversification tools. It'll analyze your links and say, "You have an overbalance of this category of news. When these kinds of items occur, you'll notice they get reported in your collection of news sources multiple times. It's redundant; consider pruning blogs x, y, and z, since they're just repeating stuff you're seeing in your other collection of blogs anyway. Also, you can get rid of blogs a, b, and c if you consider replacing them with blog d which you don't know about yet."

I won't write that app, not interested. I hope someone else does.

By the way, this is my 750th blog entry. Posted by Curt at February 20, 2003 02:52 PM