A few people have asked what the deal is with those small clickable boxes below each article. It would definitely have been to my benefit to explain what they were sooner, but as they say, better late than never.

Ball Hype and Yardbarker are sites similar to Digg. These sites are an excellent resource if you are interested in finding out about the goings on in the blogosphere (ie, what other people who think they know everything but are pretty darn clueless, us included, are writing about). The premise, and it is simple and subsequently pretty ingenious, is that the best articles will rise to the top, while the articles that aren’t the best won’t get in your way. Articles get to the top because readers recommend them, and that is where you come in.

If you like something you see here, or any other article for the matter at Ball Hype or Yardbarker, click on the corresponding button, and the article will be bumped up a notch. When you are at the websites of either Ball Hype or Yardbarker and see an article you like, bump it a notch as well. You will have to be registerd at either Ball Hype or Yardbarker, but there is just so much great content there, you’ll want to be anyway.

If you have questions, which I’m expecting since what I just wrote probably didn’t make that much sense, let me know and I will be happy to try to answer them. Oh to be web2.0