The ultimate vanity press: “If you didn’t think that you had anything to say, you wouldn’t be doing this.”

Silflay Hraka is talking about his Carnival of the Vanities. It was an attempt to hack the Blogdex rankings.

Now we’re talking about The Long Tail. Someone to my right says that blogs are an example of the long tail: more people followed the later news on Rathergate than watched the original broadcast.

Island biogeography: how species radiate out from the mainland & divergently evolve on islands. Archipelago speciation. The farther out from the mainland an island is, the more likely that the island community will go extinct, since the less opportuinty for mixing breeding. Many blogs go extinct, Hraka says, because they don’t develop communities of a critical mass to support it.