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Tower of Babel

Posted by editor on January 18, 2006 at 7:49 AM PST

The underappreciated hazards of blogging

Over at JavaLobby, Rick Ross is kicking off a very interesting program to spur interest and attention in overlooked blogs. In this week's newsletter, he announces a program to reward good blogs with a small cash bounty: $50, $30, and $20 to the top three blogs each day. Here's his rationale:

Having managed the 10,000-blog service for some time now, Matt and I have an unusual vantage point on the importance of blogs in the overall fabric of the Java developer community. Blogs are fascinating tools for personal empowerment, and we both respect them deeply as outlets for the individual expression of developer perspectives. The numbers of page views at popular blogs like Hani