Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Surprises around every corner

Check out Gregg Guetschow's Random Walks through the Blogosphere. The blog executes a cute idea:

    Each post starts at a randomly selected blog from The Truth Laid Bear ecosystem and moves randomly from blog to blog via links listed on the blogs visited.
Gregg's latest post takes him to our neck of the woods. The post starts with Vishnulokam, comes to Locana,
    Vishnu's 14th blog link takes us to Locana; the author of this blog is from India -- Bombay to be more exact. Politics and culture from an Indian perspective figure prominently in his posts.
and goes on to Ramanand's Clipboard Conversations.

A randomizer suggests a number each time and Gregg visits that numbered blog from the current blogroll. In his Passage to India, I must say that the randomizer wasn't very random! Ramanand and I belong to the same campus, and Vishnu is an alumnus of our institute.

Well, as the subtitle of Gregg's blog says: "There are surprises around every corner."


At 2:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what I do sometimes. Not very often though.

At 2:11 AM, Blogger Anand said...

Anirudh -- Don't tell me that you use a randomizer to select the blogs you read on a day!

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am happy that Greg says that Vishnu displays far more intelligence than the run-of-the-mill blogger!!

Didn't know that Ramanand is in IIT.

Here's one way to do a randomised blog-reading. Click on the "next blog" on your navbar, and it takes to somewhere.

At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it was nice to see Gregg referring to your blog like that. Ramanand moved in recently. I haven't met him yet though.

At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On second thoughts, it might as well be random. Locana is the 13th blog link on my blog, and not the 14th, as Gregg wrote! The 14th would have been Nanopolitan, and the walk would have ended there!

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Anand said...

Good observation. A fine eye for detail, as always!

At 2:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a randomiser. But I sometimes go from blog to blog using the links on that blog. And if I find some blog that I like, I visit it regularly.


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