Dave Pattern‘s always doing something interesting…
This time, it’s HotStuff 2.0, “keeping track of what’s cooking in the biblioblogosphere.”
He’s pulled together a bunch of library-related blogs (hundreds more than in The Liblog Landscape 2007-2008), and automatically analyzes the RSS feeds “in an attempt to discover new and/or interesting topics.” (Well, only 308 of the blogs are currently active, but still…)
Every day, a blog post shows up with a single “hot” word–a word “that has seen a marked increase in usage over the last few days.” There’s also a “Word Wheel,” which I find a little inscrutable (hey, I’m a text person) but you may find fascinating.
Oh yes: And there’s one more feature, the Hot or Not page. Here’s Pattern’s description:
Just for fun, each active blog gains or loses points for each new blog post. Points are gained for using words that havenâ€™t been used frequently in the past, but lost for using words that are declining in popularity. You can see the current scores on the Hot or Not page!
While I won’t be putting the Hot or Not widget on my sidebar, it is tempting. For whatever reason, the first time I checked it, this blog was #2. It’s down to #8 now, and probably headed steadily downhill…
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