From Dan Mitchell in the N.Y. Times:
In the blogosphere, the top 10 moments of 2006 tend to involve navel gazing. Kyle Bunch of Blogebrity.com offered his list of the “Top 10 Blogebrities of 2006″ to Laist.com. They included Jason Calacanis, the founder of Weblogs, and Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.com. At No. 1: Ze Frank, whose daily videos take on subjects ranging from trade sanctions on North Korea to which fresh fruits are best for wearing on your fingers (zefrank.com/theshow).
We should totally resist this urge, but we can’t….to Monsieur Mitchell, we can’t help but ask — is it your assertion that certain types of end of year lists are lazier than others, depending on the subject matter’s importance or relevance to you? For that matter, what’s lazier — the proverbial top x of 2006 list, or regurgitating several of those dreaded lists in a slow news week mashup piece?
All the same, thanks for the linkage, Danny Boy. To think, out of literally thousands of year-end lists, that we’d wind up catching your eye…to borrow from the parlance of Carly Simon, it’s the stuff that dreams are made of.
The Lazy Top 10 Anything [N.Y. Times]