Thinking 'Bout Them Blogs
Jack Lail over at Random Mumblings was kind enough to nominate OMC for something called the Thinking Blogger Awards, which is sort of an ongoing meme where bloggy folk nominate five blogs they dig and that get their cranium cranking.
According to Jack â€“ who is the managing editor/multimedia for The Knoxville News-Sentinel â€“ the awards date back to February 11th of this year on The Thinking Blog, which kind of makes sense, I would say!
So, without further adieu, these people make me get my think on:
1) Tony Hung at Deep Jive Interests. Tony delivers provocative and original ideas with regularity, which is saying a lot given the noise and clutter and talent out there. He also tends to cover a lot of the topics that I’m most interested in!
2) Scott Karp at Publisher 2.0. As I’ve written before, Scott provides an intellectual and philosophical perspective on the massive changes going on in technology and media and the convergence of traditional and new media.
3) Mark Cuban at Blog Maverick. While many people know Cuban as a guy who made a lot of money in tech and then went on to buy a basketball team, he’s one of the most original and outspoken people in the blogging game today. This guy is several steps ahead of the curve, particularly in terms of where video and television and the distribution of content is headed.
4) Jason at Webomatica. Webomatica is a fun and interesting site that covers online media with a good healthy portion of pop culture for good measure. The good ideas are aplenty over there, which is why it’s essential reading for me.
5) Steven Cohen at Library Stuff. Full disclosure â€“ Steven is an old friend of mine (he grew up on my block on Long Island!) that I bumped into at a conference a few years ago. He’s also way out on the bleeding edge of what’s new and hot in online media. You want new tools, apps, websites, and cool things you can do with the web, Library Stuff is all over it.
According to Jack, The Rules are as follows:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.