Oh look, now Feedster has a top X list. Yawn. That’s what the blogosphere needs, more ordinal rankings. It’s all about knowing where you are on the pecking order and who you are higher than. It’s all about re-instituting points of centralization in this decentralized world and making sure you know where you stand. It’s not about self-expression and new voices, it is about building brands and creating blockbusters and being “hot”.
People may think it is cute to put those “Feedster 500” badges on their site, but everytime I see one I just feel disappointed.