A Well Constructed Opinion

Michael Lopp writing about his never-ending obsession with the long gone Instagram Gotham filter:

In a world where we mindlessly repeat the loudest and most compelling tweets as fact, a well-constructed opinion is rare. It’s rare because a well-constructed opinion can defend itself. Through a combination of experience, facts, and, occasionally, passion, a well-constructed opinion is a refreshing signal among a sea of unstructured, unattributed noise.

That bit is such a perfect encapsulation of what I try to do every time I review a product. It also perfectly explains what is frustrating to me about 95% of product reviews on “other” blogs.

I often say: give your opinion. I know you guys know I am not short on opinions, but I am a very long way away from having truly well-constructed opinions. So when I say “have an opinion Verge”, what I mean is: develop a well-constructed opinion that is also reflected in your 0-10 rating scale.

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by Ben Brooks
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Michael Lopp writing about his never-ending obsession with the long gone Instagram Gotham filter: In a world where we mindlessly repeat the loudest and most compelling tweets as fact, a well-constructed opinion is rare. It’s rare because a well-constructed opinion can defend itself. Through a combination of experience, facts, and, occasionally, passion, a well-constructed opinion […]