Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blogging 101: Attention Conservation Notices Conserve Attention

(((Attention conservation notice: Cory Doctorow, blogging, RSS feeds, drawing and keeping readers, writing headlines/post subjects, writing ledes.)))

Actually a good little interview with Cory Doctorow, which the summary provided at the link above, while essentially true, doesn't do justice to. I was particularly happy that he mentions Bruce Sterling's "Attention conservation notices" that he's used pretty much forever in the Viridian emails and in his Nettime posts. They're a good idea and I never wanted to use it, because it felt like ripping him off. Which I kind of do, above, but that's schtick. OTOH, it's pretty helpful, isn't it?

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