August 02, 2004

Slashdot Effect

On Saturday, there was literally an astronomical blue moon. This meant I could get mentioned on Slashdot (thanks!). The statistics of referer hits to my JibJab lawsuit info post were:

Slashdot 1,603
Importance blog 404 (this is almost all a Slashdot reflect since posts there were also mentioned)
unknown 214 63

Note, that post was so much less work than a DMCA exemption or my Nitke vs Ashcroft Expert Witness Report.

Anyone who thinks there are no gatekeepers in the bogosphere, is simply deluded.

I'm not 100.0% banned from appearing in Slashdot. That would be a strawman version of the problem. Rather, I'm extremely marginalized, due to the complicated politics of the Slashdot de facto support connected to "editor" Michael Sims' domain hijacking (which is NOT a case of moral equivalence).

I've said this before. But every time I work through some numbers, some measurements, I think about how the Panglossian view is absurd and downright cruel. No, we are not a bunch of happy little blogging bears all playing patty-cake with each other. There are some animals who are far more equal than others.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in activism , cyberblather | on August 02, 2004 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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"Can accidents of scientific fantasy and organizations of social brotherhood be cherished as the progressive restoration of original innocency?..."
Rimbaud, Illuminations
It must be either freedom of thought, or nothing.

Posted by: bw at August 3, 2004 10:35 PM

What he said ^^^^^ :S

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Posted by: Itil at August 5, 2004 05:56 AM