What happens to blog-posts after you click Publish

Wired has a tasty infographic showing what happens to a blog-post after you click "publish" -- all the scrapers, bots, ad-servers, splogs and bloggers who read and process it. Link (via YPulse)


  1. Actually, I think my blog would have a different infographic: 1. Click publish. 2. Black hole opens. 3. Giant sucking sound. 4. Repeat. :)

  2. Teresa rocks :)

    But I actually got over the statcounter madness a couple years ago. Decided if I really wanted people to read what I write, I had to write about what’s important to me, not what technorati thinks is unbearably important this hour.

    I’m just sayin’

  3. What a screwed up interface for that chart. Wouldn’t it be a lot easier for EVERYONE just to click once to make it large and click again to make it small, like every large image on the internet?

  4. @Moon: Yeah, that is about the worst interface I have seen in a long time. I don’t understand why its flash in the first place. A simple image would be so much easier.

  5. I could draw a diagram just as complicated explaining how my microblogging is piped around using RSS feeds and Twitter.

    In fact, that sounds like a fun project for today.

  6. One of the things that annoys me to no end about Wired is the over use of graphics. The above is an example of an overly artsty was of showing the data flows. There are rules for how to design a page that allows for optimal data presentation, and Wired hasn’t discovred them yet. Here’s one rule: “Black type on white paper.” Am I the only one who hates most of the fancy page layouts that Wired uses? Like kids with design software that don’t know how to stop.

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