Jeremiah takes a light-hearted look at whether TechMeme can be compared to a representative democracy.
Itâ€™s occurred to me that TechMeme, much like many democratic forms of government is actually a Representative Or Electorial Democracyâ€“the spokespersons are elected (by links) to have a seat and speak their mind in the anointed forum. They often represent the voices of others (by linking out) and draw conclusions from within.
I certainly think my voice on TechMeme represents the cynical minority (most of the time), but it’s an interesting comparison. TechMeme certainly does a good job of conveying the general consensus of bloggers – just by reading TechMeme, you can ascertain whether a news story is considered positive or negative.