a few people have noted misgivings about the article by Janice Fraser that I linked to last week; notably Andre Torrez, maker of a great number of really cool things on the net. See also Kottke’s A whole new internet?. I still like Fraser’s piece, but it doesn’t capture the whole story – the story you already know if you’re a maker of things on the internet. But for a non-maker audience – reader, community participant, casual browser – I think the piece does have merit and is still worth a read.
on a continuing theme of his (and others as well) for the past little while: The Google Browser. Worth a read, definitely.
on the relationship between links and infuence – Repeat after me: inbound links do not indicate either readership or influence. I think Technorati and the rest have to discriminate between contextual or editorial links and sidebar/linkbar links. Different animals altogether.