Recently the blog Travel in Blogs seems to have started a sort of Travel Blog community. From the outset it seams a great idea, but there is hardly anything available on the site about the site, about who does it and why they do it.
What do you think?
Added 15 March:
The basic idea is that Bloggers submit stories that can be voted upon like the Diggs and Del.icio.us es of this world. In one view you can get the hottest posts. But there are many other alike initiatives. For the moment I am reasonably content with the Google reader which loads very fast and gives you a fast means of browsing the blogs you like to read. Another issue is that the admin (whoever he may be) seems to get his ideas from a blog that looks as if it is a pure scraper or maybe even a Splog. I wont mention it here because I don’t want to grant it a link.
It is registered in the name of a thus far undisclosed person at the same address as the “aggregators” or “scrapers” i am referring to:
DreamHost Web Hosting
417 Associated Rd #324
Brea, CA 92821
Record created on 2007-03-09 18:34:56.
Record expires on 2008-03-09 18:34:56.
Added after the comment of David of Travelhorizons:
There are some ramifications here why I am still not sure.
I suppose if it would be non – human, they would have programmed the spider bot so that it would publish posts (I submitted 3 or 4 myself) as soon as possible and would not leave them unattended for 48 hours or more. No attention is much more human than bot alike I would think.
Furthermore, I believe that I have seen Albert Barra making a comment somewhere that he had to do with this Blog. But I can’t reproduce the comment anymore. That would also explain why there is a Spanish section. Ah, wait, it was not a comment I can reproduce what I thought I had seen: it is this post More about the T-List, on his Blog, but my Spanish is insufficient to understand what he tells in his post, even if I use Alta Vista Babel Fish.
Also it is notable that as a comment on a post by self proclaimed spin doctor Martin Schobert, of the Austrian Blog in the German language, Kulinarisch Reisen (i.e. Travel Culinary) about The T-List a certain Danay asks attention for the Blog in question:
Can the T-List go Web2.0?
We have recently launched TravelinBlogs.com.
TIB is a social network for the Travel and Hospitality Community. This site allows you to submit an article that will be reviewed by all and will be promoted, based on popularity, to the main page.
We encourage all Blogs of the T-List to sumbit their content and get additional traffic to their blogs.
Danay seems human and like me not a native English speaker (“sumbit”).
So again: is it a hoax of for real, what do you think?
I’ve taken out the link as, sadly, when Albert tried to move the site to another server, he lost all of it. Later I met Albert at WTM in London. He is a very likable person.
Last edited by Happy Hotelier on February 25, 2010 at 9:14 am