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I was right - it is incestuous.

I didn't really read any bl_gs until I started this one. Now I find that most people who read this have their own bl_gs. And if those people link to your bl_g in someway or another then you get more readers. So to get more readers, the best way is to say things which get noticed by others. I find that most people tend to like to read and recommend things that they agree with. I know I do. It seems to me this tends to amplify the positive and familiar. This is sort of OK, but a system with too much positive feedback becomes a problem. How?

Everyone who has attended a school assembly will recognize the effects of a positive feedback loop. Yes, that loud screeching from the public address system which leads you to cover your ears with your hands and yell "turn it down!".



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