Some two weeks ago, Jack Yan was pointing me to an initiative named 2000 bloggers. It was starting out as an initative by a guy called Tino Buntic. You can read background and why he did it in an interview here.
I thought about it as a way to increase the recognition of the first part of the Long Tail of bloggers and to put more diversity in the blog-o-sphere recognition scheme first and foremost nowadays governed by Technorati, much echoing the voice from Jack Yan about diversity. We cannot know what happens when people try to break into the scheme of the global, nah mostly American, A-list cross-linking top 100 bloggers by having an extension of 2000 linking to a collage of 2000 faces, even if it's on a random basis through a memetic viral spread. For me the pros of increasing diversity and the arena for serendipities is over-weighing the cons of randomness and potential link2me-greediness.
I made an intuitive decision in the first place, and decided that the ideas in my main blog here would be worth a try to be a part of that face-poster. So, the day before yesterday, I got featured.
Who governs who should be an authority on something? Technorati?
I think the 2000 bloggers initative is a claim to be a bit subversive to increase the polyvocal and democratic-intended-to-be World-Wide Web, as originally claimed by the innovator TBL, Tim Berners Lee.
"/.../the vision I have for the Web is about anything being potentially connected with anything. It is a vision that provides us with new freedom, and allows us to grow faster than we ever could when we were fettered by the hierarchical classification systems into which we bound our-selves. It leaves the entirety of our previous ways of working as just one tool among many. It leaves our previous fears for the future as one set among many. And it brings the workings of society closer to the workings of our minds.”
The semantic, programmable web is maybe the strongest decentralization and distribution-of-power, democratic engine we've seen to date. And thus a tool that opens up the spaces for sustainopreneurship in action.
Keep it rollin! And thanks, Tino and the 2kbloggers team for getting me among the other 1 999 voices!
"Power to the People" / John Lennon
For links about the conversation pros/cons the 2000 blogger's meme;
"Subversive Bloggers" from Devious Diva
"I don't deserve this Technorati Rank (and the other 1,999 of don't either)" from Jeremiah Owyang
Finally: Good thing we have blogs and webs. Otherwise these expressions never came out to our shared space. Right?