Thursday, March 10, 2011

It Was the Worst of Times

I've been researching the concept of "crowdsourcing" for a special project recently, and so this "worst of" list recently caught my attention.

In fact, I notice that these "best of" and "top ten" or "least likely" lists always grab my eye. I don't know what it is, but they're hard to pass up.

I never structure my own columns that way, or after the "five things you need to know about" trope, because it seems too boring.

But I probably should try it. I certainly can't help but read these headlines myself.


  1. Perhaps this is why we have such trouble electing effective legislators.

  2. I wouldn't be surprised, Petrea.