Thursday, January 17, 2008
5 Blogs That Really Get You Thinking
It took me almost 48 hours to follow up on this but here I am, after uprising blogger star Leena from ConceptisAdddict had just honored me with a Thinking Blogger Award so I'd like to use this opportunity to thank her. I know I am having some serious writing problems so having a super-math-teacher thinking I am capable of thinking straight is kind of a relief.
The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).
Note: Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!
Following are the top 5 blogs that get me thinking:
Cooper of Wonderland or Not has been my number one 'here is something you should really spend time thinking about' blogger ever since I've 'met' her. Cooper is merely 23 and already writes like a shining star. As much as I see blogging as the most important aspect of the new media age, to me her writing is far more than blogging. I would say Cooper writes social online poetry.
Niel from Only Dead Fish (swim with the water) who is also Director of Marketing & Strategy for the commercial functions of IPC Media. Neil's writing about advertising, digital marketing, media, communications, planning and the web is always enlightening.
Super mom, skilled mountain climber, recovering attorney, post-modern neo-feminist and an enthusiastic regenerated dyke, Becky of Just a Girl in short shorts talking about whatever has always something new to think about. If you happen to be a male chauvinist this is one online destination you should not visit. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Other than being the coolest VP of Experience Design (with Critical Mass) David Armano of Logic+Emotion is also one of the most respected interactive marketing bloggers on the Internet and has been my personal guru on the subject during 2007. Armano's blog turns passive consumers to active participants but it also turns passive readers to active bloggers.
Other than a living legendary Internet guru Danah Boyd of apophenia, aka danah boyd, is also a PhD student in the School of Information (iSchool) at Berkeley and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. To me Danah is the indisputable authority for everything about identity, context, social network sites, youth culture, social media and everything in between. I first stumbled Danah's name during my studies for a Social Science and Communications degree but her personal blog was one of the reasons I started my own online presence.
[top image courtecy of janbrett.com]