Saturday, July 11, 2009

Plato on Blogging

If the internet is Plato’s cavern, then a blogger is the person chained inside, facing a blank wall.

Imagine the typical user walking past the shadows, hearing a cacophony of voices (websites). The people chained to the wall who want to be heard talk loudly and frequently (new updates, twitter). Search engines are designed to report the most frequently linked or loudest site.