November 20, 2009
Ever use the Next Blog>> button at the top of this blog? It takes you to another blog, and Blogger has changed the way it works.
For years it took me to a random blog. Yesterday I noticed it took me to a blog similar to the one I just left, that is, with something similar in the subject matter. I looked on Blogger Buzz and found this explanation. "The new and improved Next Blog link will now take you to a blog with similar content, in a language that you understand."
I didn't find a place to comment though. It's not totally a good thing. You might find yourself in a subject that does not interest you, and then find another and another on the same subject. This just happened to me; I kept getting aviation blogs, and they appeared to be computer-generated.
On the other hand, I like reading blogs in my native language, so I'm happy to see more of those. When the button brought up random blogs, I kept getting foreign blogs, and they often appeared to be about teen culture (clothing, jewelry, celebrities, high school clubs). So I stopped using the button for a while.
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