Digital Culture Personal

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.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

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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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