Blogging scholarships!?

I just read from Weblog Tools Collection that CollegeScholarships.org is hosting a vote for a round of $10,000 blogging scholarships. Now, I may be a little out of the “Web 2.0” trend (actually for me “2.0” does not relate to Tim O’Reilly’s buzzword, but to real and interesting technologies like the Semantic Web), but I find this absurd.

I mean, I have no doubts that the people listed there have made interesting blogs. But I would rather give a scholarship based on merit rather than the mere act of blogging something “interesting”. Don’t get me wrong, blogging can be fun and has its uses (see scientific blogging) but for heaven’s sake, this is a little overboard.

Like “pro” blogging or all that SEO stuff, I think people are taking this activity a little too seriously.

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