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A plea for pings

9th March 2003

Blogs I would read a lot more often if only they pinged when they updated:

Without pings, they languish at the bottom of my blogroll where I won’t notice or visit them. My blogroll is my only mechanism for keeping track of the blogs that I read regularly—aggregators just don’t do it for me, and with tabbed browsing my blogroll is almost as efficient for staying up to date.

It doesn’t have to be—a ping to would be just as effective.

This is A plea for pings by Simon Willison, posted on 9th March 2003.

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