The Indie Virus is an experiment in linking cooked up by Chris Pearson at Pearsonified. [I have a lot of links to the Indie Virus here... hint--> they don't all go to the same place.]
I found out about it from the ICE blog, a very good customer experience blog, that talked about The Indie Virus. And I'm exceptionally grateful for having finally received a clear explanation of the difference between tags and Typepad keywords, as well as finding this excellent tag generator!
Another guy who would appreciate The Indie Virus is Karl Long, who has some stellar material from time to time. Plus, Karl agrees with me about the co-creation trend, and it's always nice to know a kindred spirit.
Grant McCracken, generally gifted in the brainfood department, might be interested in The Indie Virus, as he was recently deconstructing Web 2.0. He has a lot of subscribers, and doesn't really need my help, but what the heck, eh?
Dave Pollard, at How to Save the World, needs the help of The Indie Virus even less, but his material is so consistently worth reading that I must suggest a visit.
Ethan Johnson would likely appreciate The Indie Virus, if only for the potential to promote his interesting new online magazine, Vision Monthly. [I was very chuffed to be asked to contribute.]
You may be getting suspicious about these wierd links with the same name, and you've guessed right. The Indie Virus is really a devious plan to raise the rankings and awareness levels of lesser known blogs, such as this one. However, each of the links takes you to a post worth a look, and all the authors are worth a visit. The experiment seems to have worked -- you can check out Chris's statistics tracking on the link.
This kind of thing will eventually become just so much more link-spam, but it's fun while it lasts. Happy Friday! And if you're in the Northern Hemisphere, like me, yaay Spring!
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