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The Cure? [Apr. 1st, 2006|11:07 pm]
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Check out this article on The Cure for Information Overload that came my way. I know it has helped me get some perspective on the glut of information out there.

Originally published at lebor.net. You can comment here or there.

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[User Picture]From: taellosse
2006-04-02 06:36 am (UTC)
Cute. That's one of the more amusing April Fools I've seen lately.
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[User Picture]From: dkaine
2006-04-02 11:50 am (UTC)
How did they do this?
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[User Picture]From: taellosse
2006-04-02 05:07 pm (UTC)
Looks to me like its a kind of meme. Each new person in the line makes the link in their own post lead to the one where they found it. They all appear to be genuine weblogs, and the links lead to specific posts within them so nothing else is displayed. Presumably if you keep clicking long enough you'd get back to a first post, but I have no idea how far back in the series it would go. I clicked links for close to ten minutes without reaching a prime post.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2006-04-02 05:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, if you go deep enough, you find that they made a ring, and you start looping. You have to go about 30 or 40 links in though. Once enough of them formed the first part, other people got in and were able to chain out from there. At some point the end of the line repoints the link to the new longer chain, making a bigger loop.
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[User Picture]From: taellosse
2006-04-02 06:16 pm (UTC)
Neat. I wonder how many people were initially actually in on it, and how many just jumped on the bandwagon.
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[User Picture]From: dkaine
2006-04-02 05:21 pm (UTC)
yeah, me too, I kept clicking and clicking, lo and behold kept going to other legitimate blogs... cool, yet weird. thanks.
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[User Picture]From: jducoeur
2006-04-04 09:14 pm (UTC)
Actually, it looks to me like none of these are "real" blogs: if you dig into them, they all have just the single entry. Instead, I suspect that one person went to an impressive amount of effort, setting up several dozen blogs for this one joke. My hat's off to them...
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