Some Bloggers are using link trains to drive up their stats on sites such a Technorati. The rough premise is similar to a chain-letter, but in this case it’s a series of posts. You include the previous blog links in your post and add several additional then ask others in your network to do the same. At the same time you ask several of the previously linked blogs to publish an article/post of yours.
In many cases this has driven blogs into the Top 100 on Technorati. Is this a symptom of our micro-wave, I-want-it-now mentality or a lazy way to get top billing? Will these blogs have the quality of content to stay in the top ranks? Is this a popularity vote not based upon mob mentality?
What are your thoughts?