Monday, December 10, 2007

Apparently I'm To Be Loved (Or Scammed, Same Dif Right?)

So apparently I'm not the only one who was a bit reluctant at first (is it me or is my generation particularly cynical, or is that just everyone now?) about this but when I recieved this email from Vicky Zhou saying:

Tapeworthy To Be Included In Top 500 Blogs

...um, okay. Sure. Thanks? Really? (secretly squeal, then wonder, so what kinda scam is this anyways?). Anyways, here's what she had to say (and I figure at worst, it links to her "relationship" site...):

"Back in the day, if you didn't know HTML, or code, you couldn't publish content on the web. Well, nowadays with tools such as Wordpress, and services like Blogspot, and Xanga, anyone.. yes anyone can tell the whole world what is on their mind through blogging.

But, there really isn't a robust way to search for the best blogs on any specific topic. Sure, there's Technorati, but what else? Besides, much of the world wide web is full of splogs, spam, and made-for-adsense blogs. And how many times have you read the same exact post over and over in different blogs?

That is why a project, listing the top blogs by general categories would prove useful. The book, titled "The Top 500 Blogs" is being written by online dating blogger Vicky Zhou. From topics ranging from dating to technology, lifestyle, sports, music, health and fashion, the books aims to be a comprehensive list of the top 500 blogs on the world wide web.

The Top 500 Blogs will be out in bookstores in Q4 of 2008. Tapeworthy will be included in the category of "TV & Movies", so keep an eye out for that!"


Scooter McGavin said...

Gee, being apart of the book seems less prestigious now that they are letting anyone in it.

Scooter McGavin said...

And just in case you didn't realize, the above comment was sarcasm.

Scooter McGavin said...


Scooter McGavin said...

I wonder how many comments I can leave before it starts getting annoying?

Scooter McGavin said...

Are we there yet?

Vance said...

you're lucky Im on vacation and only checking in once a day!

Michelle said...

Is it just me, or does it seem weird to have a printed book about blogs? How many of those 500 blogs will be out of business or on extended hiatus when the book finally comes out?

Vance said...

I know right? I was thinking that too. Isn't it counterproductive/intuitive? Again, why the scam thought is highly logical.

Plus, I was totally thinking, can I keep this blog up that long?

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