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Self-Referential Social Bookmarking Blogging

Anyone who uses social bookmarking sites like reddit or Digg can appreciate this blogger’s frustration

Of course, sites and communities like reddit have a Matt Drudge-like appreciation for self-referenential material (I refer here to Drudge’s penchant for placing stories about himself and his vast influence next to breaking news as if both merited equal attention). This allowed the blogger in question to do much better with his post about his posts than with either of those posts themselves.

I think it would be interesting if someone with some expertise in sociology or some related discipline would do an analysis of the sense of community on social bookmarking sites.

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