Technorati has apparently put a stop to Tino's "˜2000
Bloggers' project. You can read
their post here. Tino has advised that he took the project
down voluntarily after reading the post. Two posts pointed to the project
as being "Links are currency, and this collage is a counterfeit factory.". I
think it's a shame this has happened as it was an interesting project
from my point of view as I was using it as a "˜social
experiment' and obviously it was bringing in links for me as well.
I can see Technorati's point of view stating that it was a "˜chain
post'. However, is the whole blogosphere not a "˜hard to find
chain post?' we are all looking for links and indeed it is the currency
for bloggers. It seems that Tino found a get link quick scheme, and good
on you for doing it.
Tino has taken the project offline so it may look as if Technorati has managed
to stop a huge "˜chain post' spreading further. However the
number of people linking to this story and to Tino's blog is a bigger
link farm for Tino, so who really wins?