Seth’s blog has a really simple explanation of Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Robert Scoble, the famous Microsoft blogger, takes issue with A Lists, or lists of top bloggers. He argues that there are thousands of A Lists depending on which subject you are talking about, so the notion that you can have just one is nonsense.
An interesting thread tracking reactions to the story that a blogger has been sued over comments left on his blog. Naturally the news has stirred up quite a bit of fuss.
The Buzz is the lead blog on RBI’s BizBuzzMedia and is written by EG journalist Adam Tinworth. It is a blog about the RBI blogging experiment and well worth reading.
Steve Rubel argues that the development of the blogsphere mirrors the development of the internet itself. At the beginning it was mostly for geeks but then it went mainstream. He argues the current “A List” will become less revelevant as more and more specific A Lists for specific sectors pop up. This is potentially good news for us as it implies there is room to us to become A Listers in our own specific fields… actually what we are trying to do on BizBuzzMedia.
Business Week has opened its Best of the Web Survey which includes categories for blogs in several categories. Shortlists are published but readers can submit others if they don’t see personal favourites listed.
Media Directory firm Bacons is offering a free whitepaper (registration required) on blogging and PR, as well as short briefings on what they see as the major blogs.
Curt Hopkins in this article in CNet News argues that it is relatively easy to put pressure on individual news sources, no matter how large, but impossible to block the work of thousands of inter-linked bloggers.
This Scobleizer post illustrates an interesting development in the balance of power between bloggers and main stream media.