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This post is the 1st in a continuing series featuring evergreen web content from my friends and others. These are articles, videos, and other web content that will be relevant for a long period of time. They are periodically published when the “Cool Links” page of my website spills over a little too much with awesome content. You can read more about my experiment by clicking here (but be warned, it’s a pretty geeky discussion). Enjoy!

Articles

Even Babies Discriminate: Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color. What’s a parent to do? (in Newsweek)

Photographs

Galleries from National Geographic’s Annual International Photography Contest (more…)

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For a while I’ve been pondering whether or not I should delete the “Friends” section of my website in exchange for a traditional blogroll.

For those of you who don’t what a blogroll is, it’s generally just a set of links placed in a box on a website’s sidebar that give people a suggestion of the kind of websites you like to read and/or recommend. Without doubt you’ve seen them, even if you never cared to ask what they are called.

I’ve never particularly liked blogrolls, and instead chose to make a more personalized “Friends” section when I created my website. I borrowed the idea from Carl Hiassen, who is one of my favorite authors.

After considerable thought, discussion, and investigation, I’ve decided that I’m going to eliminate the Friends section of my website. I’m also going to forgo replacing it with a blogroll. Instead I will be trying something else that I think will be of more value to me, my friends, and my readers. But before I reveal my new experiment, I’d like to discuss my rationale in greater detail. (more…)

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