Tropposphere

Ken Parish of Club Troppo has just introduced what he calls the Tropposphere. The Tropposphere is a Clayton’s feedreader of selected news, opinion, and analysis.

The aim is to aggregate the “best or most popular” Australian blogs who “consistently publish interesting posts” (as judged by the Missing Link editorial team), with a smattering of international blogs and news sites thrown in for good measure. The non-news categories include opinion (divided into left-leaning, right-leaning, and centrist), polling, politics, arts, economics, law, and alternative media.

Check it out.

Then let me know whether you’re noticing what, to me, stood out like a sore thumb.



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15 replies

  1. What sticking out for me is that I didn’t see anyone I recognised linked in. I’m not the Queen of the Australian Blogosphere, but to have none of the women’s voices I’m used to being part of it? Maybe I missed them.

  2. Just what you always needed, another Fresh Manly Wizdum(TM) aggregate

  3. Gosh. Not that I am all that familiar with the Australian blogosphere yet, but not only are there no feminist blogs there, but as far as I can tell, there aren’t even any blogs by women!
    Clearly girleez can’t think, can’t write and don’t count.
    For that matter, neither does New Zealand, despite it being one of Australia’s larger markets….

  4. Oh yes indeed.

    Immediately.

  5. Ok, guess I can throw “oversensitive” out of the hypothesis bucket, then.

  6. Women must be on the other side of the troppopause.

  7. I can throw “oversensitive” out of the hypothesis bucket

    You can.
    I am, however, fairly sure it’s a mistake to care.

  8. Today’s Apathetic Youth is Sarah, but that’s the only woman’s blog I counted in the lefty blogs and it’s not immediately obvious what gender the writer is. To be fair, though, I haven’t checked out the righty blogs yet. (Legless Rachy? Scepticlawyer?)

  9. There’s also Amanda the country music death beast on the list so far and skepticlawyer & legal eagle’s blog in the legal category.
    I’ll cop to encouraging inter-blog hostility at Troppo—I’m sorry, but not very sorry.

  10. There’s also Amanda the country music death beast on the list so far and skepticlawyer & legal eagle’s blog in the legal category.

    Yes. I counted a good six or seven woman-“headed” blogs, including them, and there were three or four more I wasn’t sure of.

    I’ll cop to encouraging inter-blog hostility at Troppo

    “Hostility”? I’m not sure why (or if) this post is being considered hostile or nasty. It’s not gratuitous, it’s not hateful or spiteful; just an eyeroll at a replay of something we see a brazillion times a year all around the blogosphere.

  11. Lauredhel, it’s only optimism on my part that sees hostility. I’m just a fan of cross-blog stoush.

  12. Lauredhel, it’s only optimism on my part that sees hostility.

    And for the second time this week, I find myself saying “Sorry to disappoint” when someone else was looking for a stoush. Where’s my bolsh? Where’s my strop? Should I be concerned?

  13. Heh. I’m sorry to hear you’re suffering from an excess of calm, commonsense and goodwill, L.
    If symptoms persist, etc. etc.

  14. I’m lookin’ at one right now, Liam. She seems to be in this with me, and is no help at all.

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