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One Last Ego Trip Before Returning to Our Regularly Scheduled Rants

OK, so umm … if you’re not reading WebUrbanist, you’re missing out:

WebUrbanist Alexa Stats

Oh, and here’s me on on the members page of MBL. I’m standing on a 40-ton slap of concrete suspended in mid-air┬ at the Burning Man festival┬ … I think about 3 or 4 years ago. No, I’m not wearing a shirt. But no, I am also not naked. Check here for some more amazing photos of Black Rock City.

Meet Derami!

BREAKING: Allsux Author Picked as Hottest Member from 200,000 MyBlogLog Users! Maybe All Doesn’t Sux?

Well I have to say I’m pleased as punch about being selected as the lastest Hot Member on MyBlogLog. This site, for new readers tuning in, this site is filled with assorted randomness, from silly images and┬ strange videos to really weird news. It┬ has taken a lot of big-name internet companies to task, from LiveLeak to Digg┬ and Helium and many others along the way. Possibly the only site I have posted only positive praise about is MyBlogLog.

Why? Because they actually care about the people who use their site, respond to concerns┬ and suggestions┬ promptly and helpfully – and all in order to create an amazing place to find great blogs and cool bloggers. In short: they’re the biggest web company I know of that hasn’t sold out their principles and personal investment in what they do as a result of their success. So yes,┬ ‘all’ does ‘sux’┬ … except MyBlogLog!

So┬ join in the fun and join up here for the AllSux and WebUrbanist communities. Also, a round of applause to Robyn and Eric who have turned MyBlogLog into the best blogging community online! Not a member? Whether you’re a blogger or a blog-reader the best way to find interesting blogs and bloggers online is through MyBlogLog!!!

P.S. No they don’t pay me :)

Strange and Surreal Stuff on MyBlogLog

Scanning through MyBlogLog members you can find some really strange stuff. Take the RedGirl blog, for example, where you can download a I <3 You blog clock, even if you can’t understand a single word on the page. I’ll admit that some of the weird images on this blog are humorous and bizarre, but some of the captions make no sense.

Allsux Retrospective Part 1: Helpful & Cool Bloggers

This blog has been running for some time and it’s about time I took stock of things and gave out some thanks and summed some stuff up! So, in the next few posts I’ll be doing some ‘best of’ summaries, but I thought I should start by thanking those around me who have helped this blog get off the ground. In particular, I’m rethinking things having just presented my thesis and having just started WebUrbanist.
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Celebrity Visits Allsux (Sort of) – Hi Eric!

MyBlogLog Visits Allsux

Anyone who uses MyBlogLog is used to seeing the face of its founder, Eric, pop up on their contacts list from the first day they sign up. Still, I did a double-take when I saw that same face on AllSux today. I assume he’s checking Technorati for all things MyBlogLog-related, probably to see responses to the new features. Anyway, thanks for visiting, Eric! MyBlogLog has put me in contact with a number of my favorite bloggers – great site, service and social network. Keep up the good work!

MyBlogLog Tagging – Friend or Foe?

MyBlogLog New Tagging - Add a Tag for Me, See if I Care!

MyBlogLog has added a new feature (on top of the recently-added Twitter) that allows people to tag blogs with key words or phrases. While this might sound like a good way to find blogs you are interested in, the move has come under fire by some critics. Basically, the worry is that people will tag blogs with negative key phrases like “spammer” and so on.

I have to wonder, though, is that really going to matter? On the one hand, would you trust someone who labeled someone else a spammer? What if a conservative blogger got tons of spammer tags, or a liberal one? Wouldn’t you just assume that the person was drawing fire from people with different opinions?

It seems to me like: the more ways to navigate MyBlogLog the better. For a great while now, a MyBlogLog widget has been my only interactive blog widget on the site. I like seeing who visits and bouncing from blog to blog on the MyBlogLog site as well. Anyway, only time will tell and hopefully they’ll modify the feature if it gets abused.