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Just a quick note to those that may have noticed a few odd posts over the last couple of days. I’ve set up a script via that feeds my blog my links on a daily basis, partially for my own edificiation, and partially to note on the blog what I’m interested in/researching each day. I’m using more and more every day it seems, and thought it might be interesting to have them posted here.

If it becomes too busy, or if anyone has any thoughts about it, let me know.

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Since you asked, and since I’ve thought about it:

A number of blogs do this, off the top of my head Matt Haughey and the O’Reilly Radar blog. I find that in my feedreader, my eyes actually skim over the whole bulleted list of links without reading anything.

On the other hand, I find that Kottke’s Remaindered links and my own neatlinks (both of which are available through separate feeds) are much more readable because each link (or micro-post) is visually distinct. If I was to channel Marchionini, I might say that the format of the multiple delicious links per post is not amenable to skimming.

I might also go one step further, and say that the arbitrary inclusion of multiple items of content in a single post at an arbitrary time of day breaks two of the main tenets of blogging (one atomic item per post, post in real time).

And finally, given the essential arbitrariness of the links included together in a single day (other than that they were all discovered by you on that day) I question the semantic correctness of marking them up together in an unordered list. It is a list, yes, but a list of what?

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