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May 18, 2004
Famous for fifteen people
Gordon Gould sparks an interesting discussion on what success in blogging means or ought to mean. He basically says that it follows from the power law argument that people will blog for fame, not fortune, but fame of the fifteen-people variety.
For the average blogger, fame-as-success model needs to become pride in publishing on what is effectively the new refrigerator door. It needs to move away from being stack-ranked against bOING bOING and become much, much more socially localized. We need to encourage the concept of micro-fame among one’s peers, friends, and families. This is both a technical infrastructure change and a social redefinition.
A concise and well-articulated entry.
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