News From the Outer World

Tad’s got a nice idea for furthering the social bookmarking world. A mixture of Slashdot and Digg, and probably others.

I’m not sure where this whole thing is gonna go. People want news. We love to read about what is happening outside of our own existence. I guess it might be a primal need to reach out, dunno.

But then, we are also lazy. We like to take the path of easy-ness, and laxitude. Maybe reading about this new laser-projected anti-theft development tool is gonna enhance my understanding … but i want gossip. Or the latest swearfest. Or what Jack (John) Thompson is up to.

Not that these are necessarily bad things … just that our brains aren’t always disciplined. And while some of us are disciplined most of the time, most of us (from seeing what is top of entertainment blog categories) are disciplined only some of the time.

I might be way out on a limb here … and not sure exactly where i’m going with it … but for a while now I’ve been thinking about the main stream. How would you crack into the gossip blog sphere? Why would you do it? Could you bend people’s habits towards something else?

Random thoughts over.