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The Web as a Diffuse Substrate

Clay Shirkey sure knows how to write an article that attracts links.

Here's the way I look at it. I'm listed in the Technorati top 100. By looking at the statistics there, 98.93% of the weblogs it tracks do NOT link to mine. 99.90% of the weblogs tracked have less inbound links than me.

I see no mountains here, only molehills.


Now, that was about the best comment made about all of this.

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Shirky on Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality

Clay Shirky has published Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality discussing the development of a power law distribution in weblogging and garnering extensive discussion and debate in blogging circles.... [more]

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Curves and Blogs

Clay Shirky has updated his article to incorporate new data. He pointed to a new list over at Technorati created in response to hist article: Top 100 Interesting New Comers I'm on the list. But then, I'm also on Technorati's Top 100 as well as Technorati's 100 Internet Recent blogs. What can I say, I'm a Technorati Blog Magnet. Clay and I are continuing our chat in the comments attached to the previous post. However, in looking at the new power law distribution graph, and looking at the data that generated the graph, I discovered it would be real easy to get rid of the curve: Dave, Cory, shut up. You're skewing the curve. Sam Ruby wrote about the best summary of this whole thing: Here's the way I look at it. I'm listed in the Technorati top 100. By looking at the statistics there, 98.93% of the weblogs it tracks do NOT link to mine. 99.90% of the weblogs tracked have less inbound links than me. I see no mountains here, only molehills. Squeek.... [more]

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