Are you a blog slut?

Haha, how many of you have more than one blog? I actually have 3! One here, one at Xanga and one at 1up.com. Updating them is a nightmare. Just to much to write. I cant decide if i should just focus on one, or just update all at the same time as invariably they will all contain the same information. I wonder what i should do…
The interesting thing is the internet and technology in general allows the power to the people, the power to choose, and the power of information for everyone (the great equalizer) and for the power of expression. This is technology’s promise of democratizing society.
But with so many people online it has become so diverse, how do we know what is good and what is not? That’s where “Collective Intelligence” (Time, Nov 14, Pg 40) comes in. How do I know what is a good blog or what is not? Many sites like Google, Flickr, tomorrow.sg and del.icio.us, sort out the noise and filter up to the surface the links more commonly viewed by people on the assumption that more commonly viewed = good.
But interestingly enough, as we become more global and diverse we can yet be more insular. Look at online dating (Time, Nov 14, Pg 41), and membership only discussion forums, we can now pick and choose who we want to talk to.
Such “homogeneous clustering” of interests groups that are popping all over the place, is a common thing in society. High class fashion shows vs. middle class soccer games ring a bell? But on the internet, if you have an interest in say “life-like human dolls”, you can find like minded individual and support groups so you will not feel out of place. The great thing as Malcolm Gladwell said:

“…there are many different clusters being created all at once, and the overall effect can be to increase diversity but there are 10 me’s (clusters).” (Time, Nov 14, pg 41)

Every body’s multi-sided personality can now come out and be embraced one at a time!
Design Translator the Designer
Design Translator the Gamer
Design Translator the Painter
Design Translator the Novelist
Design Translator the Film critic
So i guess my multiple personality is somewhat justified!

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