Monday, January 02, 2006

Blogs for robots too, now

As of December 18, Brett Tabke publishes an otherwise unremarkable blog as commented text in WebMasterWorld's robots.txt file. I don't think this qualifies as a pro-robot blog, since the file contains grave warnings about the violent consequences of rogue bots doing things which man had not intended, an attitude which Tinfinger whollly supports. I was not aware bots liked honey, but you learn something new every day.

I wonder if this will spark a wave of hidden blogs published in ever-more-inappropriate formats. It will not be long before the first CSS blog, I predict. A blog exclusively rendered in Flickr pictures would be kind of silly, but someone will do it. Macromedia will undoubtedly want to join the party with a blog published in Flash. A blog in SVG would be interesting, if only popular at the moment by Linux nerds. The question is: how much pain would this be causing the blog search providers?

Linked from Shawn Hogan. The WMW peeps also found it.


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