Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Pack Versus the Hive

Tom Maguire has an unusually good post today, which is saying something, because all of his posts are pretty good. His analysis of "pack-blogging" versus "hive-blogging" deserves to become as influential as linkers versus thinkers.

If I may add one self-referential item, I wonder where trackbacks fit on the pack<->hive continuum. My one Cornerlanche aside, I get most of my hits from trackbacks to other posts, which argues that they should be put in the "pack" column, but I'm sure that 100 times as many people read my trackbacks but never click on them, which argues for a "hive" classification. Maybe trackbacks split the difference, or burst the paradigm, or something.