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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Blog Bog ?

Charlotte Observer | 02/07/2005 | Will blogs liberate us or just bog us down?:

"Last year, blog readership jumped 58 percent in America, so now would be an excellent time to acknowledge our limitations.

If we can.

The problem is we don't always know when we stink. A Cornell University study showed that people who bombed tests of logic, grammar and humor "grossly overestimated" how well they did on the tests.

"Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions," said the authors, "but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it."

Then we have ...

"More than 90 percent of people who use search engines online say they are 'confident' of their searching skills, according to a recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

But only 38 percent of them could tell paid search results from unpaid search results."

But Wait ... There's More !

Blogging for Dollars :

" "Michael Buffington chose to build a weblog using highly automated content aggregation tools around a single keyword, asbestos, because of the high click through rate associated with the ad. ..."

And so it goes

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