The 40 things I link to the most

Straight out of my Google Reader, here’s the top 40 blogs that I link to the most on my link blog, with the numbers of times I’ve shared items from that feed:

digg / Technology 71
Mashable! 62
PodTech.net: Technology, Business, Media, and News Podcasts 61
MSDN Blogs 53
TechCrunch 53
Web Strategy by Jeremiah 31
reddit.com: programming – what’s new online 27
RSS Feed for Lifehacker.. 27
NewTeeVee 23
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) 23
Gizmodo 21
Naked Conversations 20
Read/WriteWeb 20
CrunchGear 19
Micro Persuasion 19
dzone.com: latest front page 18
Adobe Blogs 17
GigaOM 17
O’Reilly Radar 16
Digital Inspiration 15
The Jason Calacanis Weblog 15
Boing Boing 13
PaidContent 13
PodTech.net: Technology, Business, Media, and News Podcasts 13
Business 2.0 Beta Blogs 12
Google Blogoscoped 12
Maryamie 12
Scripting News 12
A Welsh View 11
Between the Lines 11
Engadget HD 11
Incremental Blogger 11
John Furrier 11
Slashdot 11
Techdirt 11
Valleywag 11
VentureBeat 11
Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing 10
Events – powered by PodTech.net 10
Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog 10
Lost Remote 10
ScobleShow: Videoblog about geeks, technology, and developers 10
The Blogging Times 10
Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim – Internet Marketing Blog & Consultant 9
Engadget 9

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85 thoughts on “The 40 things I link to the most

  1. The New Google Reader Trends are a great addition…

    My Top Ten (Look who’s #3)

    Techmeme 31
    The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) 24
    Scobleizer – Microsoft Geek Blogger 23
    TechCrunch 21
    Sactown Royalty 19
    GigaOM 17
    louisgray.com: live 16
    AMERICAblog 14
    AppleInsider 14
    Athletics Nation Stories 14

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  2. The New Google Reader Trends are a great addition…

    My Top Ten (Look who’s #3)

    Techmeme 31
    The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) 24
    Scobleizer – Microsoft Geek Blogger 23
    TechCrunch 21
    Sactown Royalty 19
    GigaOM 17
    louisgray.com: live 16
    AMERICAblog 14
    AppleInsider 14
    Athletics Nation Stories 14

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  3. Will someone please tell me how as a user how exactly is google trends is beneficial to me?!

    When I saw the phrase “google trends” i thought WOO WOO GOOGLE IMPLEMENTED A PERSONALIZED MEME

    Then I clicked and was horribly disappointed.

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  4. Will someone please tell me how as a user how exactly is google trends is beneficial to me?!

    When I saw the phrase “google trends” i thought WOO WOO GOOGLE IMPLEMENTED A PERSONALIZED MEME

    Then I clicked and was horribly disappointed.

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  5. One thing interesting, at least for me is that of all the commentary so far (other than mine) that I have read on the readership stats, noone has mentioned that Google Reader is not providing the stats publishers really need – the readership stats of their feeds.

    Hmm Robert, why would you include Digg in your shared feed? I thought you only linked through to original articles there.

    Your shared list does appear in my own Top20, but only because of the number of items posted.
    I read a “river of headlines” rather than a “river of news”, thus whilst I have read a lot of posts in your shared list, it only accounts for 1% of all posts.

    There doesn’t seem to be a way to sort by % read

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  6. One thing interesting, at least for me is that of all the commentary so far (other than mine) that I have read on the readership stats, noone has mentioned that Google Reader is not providing the stats publishers really need – the readership stats of their feeds.

    Hmm Robert, why would you include Digg in your shared feed? I thought you only linked through to original articles there.

    Your shared list does appear in my own Top20, but only because of the number of items posted.
    I read a “river of headlines” rather than a “river of news”, thus whilst I have read a lot of posts in your shared list, it only accounts for 1% of all posts.

    There doesn’t seem to be a way to sort by % read

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  7. Robert,

    Could we convince you to improve your own signal-to-noise ratio by adding tags to your posts? The “Blogging” category doesn’t differentiate much for tag-savvy users and analytic tools.

    Chris Prillo does a great job of tagging (insert peer pressure here), and WordPress has some nice plugins to make it pretty painless to implement.

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  8. Robert,

    Could we convince you to improve your own signal-to-noise ratio by adding tags to your posts? The “Blogging” category doesn’t differentiate much for tag-savvy users and analytic tools.

    Chris Prillo does a great job of tagging (insert peer pressure here), and WordPress has some nice plugins to make it pretty painless to implement.

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  9. Interesting that most of the lists are relatively new web 2.0 focused blogs.

    One of the few oldies but goodies on the list was /.

    Now, if this poll was taken just two years ago, it would probably have been much higher up on everyone’s lists – and Geek Forums (like: Channel9 ) would have been well represented

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  10. Interesting that most of the lists are relatively new web 2.0 focused blogs.

    One of the few oldies but goodies on the list was /.

    Now, if this poll was taken just two years ago, it would probably have been much higher up on everyone’s lists – and Geek Forums (like: Channel9 ) would have been well represented

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  11. @8. I used to read Slashdot daily. Not anymore, this blog has totally replaced that classic.

    Scobleizer (the blog) is somehow much more personal, more approachable. Slashdot seems to be in fire-and-forget mode, whereas Robert really cares about the issues he posts about.

    Heck, I don’t know. May be I just don’t like the current layout of Slashdot.

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  12. @8. I used to read Slashdot daily. Not anymore, this blog has totally replaced that classic.

    Scobleizer (the blog) is somehow much more personal, more approachable. Slashdot seems to be in fire-and-forget mode, whereas Robert really cares about the issues he posts about.

    Heck, I don’t know. May be I just don’t like the current layout of Slashdot.

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  13. Robert, since you are doing more to promote Google Reader than perhaps anyone else, maybe you can get them to fix this: I subscribe to the RSS feed for your link blog, and it doesn’t use the RSS spec correctly, putting a link to the blog, not the article, where the title should be. As a result, when I want to blog something you’ve linkblogged, I have to click the link, which brings me to the front page of a blog, and then find the article in question.

    With Digg, it is the worst, since the article is never on the front page. If Digg is the number one linked-to source in the linkblog, then that means that a ridiculous amount of the time, subscribers to the link blog have no hope of finding the main article. Talk to the Reader team, and get them to use RSS properly. God knows I’ve already tried on this.

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  14. Robert, since you are doing more to promote Google Reader than perhaps anyone else, maybe you can get them to fix this: I subscribe to the RSS feed for your link blog, and it doesn’t use the RSS spec correctly, putting a link to the blog, not the article, where the title should be. As a result, when I want to blog something you’ve linkblogged, I have to click the link, which brings me to the front page of a blog, and then find the article in question.

    With Digg, it is the worst, since the article is never on the front page. If Digg is the number one linked-to source in the linkblog, then that means that a ridiculous amount of the time, subscribers to the link blog have no hope of finding the main article. Talk to the Reader team, and get them to use RSS properly. God knows I’ve already tried on this.

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  15. Now, they beat me to it! I never expected it, but maybe, my analysis might be a bit more indepth… For example, I have a suggestion for PodTech…

    I really, never expected this to turn up:) Atleast, I don’t do only the last 30 days:)

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  16. Now, they beat me to it! I never expected it, but maybe, my analysis might be a bit more indepth… For example, I have a suggestion for PodTech…

    I really, never expected this to turn up:) Atleast, I don’t do only the last 30 days:)

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  17. @13 Yuvi,
    What Google gives here is nice but what you bring to the table is a feast. You may have kicked the idea (Google Reader Trends) off.

    Don’t sweet this, you are still on a roll.

    Guy

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  18. @13 Yuvi,
    What Google gives here is nice but what you bring to the table is a feast. You may have kicked the idea (Google Reader Trends) off.

    Don’t sweet this, you are still on a roll.

    Guy

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  19. David: I only post things to my link blog that reach a certain bar of quality in my mind. Only 1 out of every 25 posts I read gets shared with you. So, look at this list as “best of the best.”

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  20. David: I only post things to my link blog that reach a certain bar of quality in my mind. Only 1 out of every 25 posts I read gets shared with you. So, look at this list as “best of the best.”

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  21. Here’s my top five:
    Robert’s shared items 53
    MSDN Blogs 35
    Scobleizer – Tech Geek Blogger 11
    The Daily WTF 11
    TechCrunch 9

    Look whose number 1 AND number 3. And yes Robert there’s alot of feeds I don’t subscribe to because I know the best of them will come my way via you. Though there’s a number I’ve subscribed to because you’ve featured them at some point or another.

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  22. Here’s my top five:
    Robert’s shared items 53
    MSDN Blogs 35
    Scobleizer – Tech Geek Blogger 11
    The Daily WTF 11
    TechCrunch 9

    Look whose number 1 AND number 3. And yes Robert there’s alot of feeds I don’t subscribe to because I know the best of them will come my way via you. Though there’s a number I’ve subscribed to because you’ve featured them at some point or another.

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  23. @22 Not only do you dictate HOW bloggers and companies should blog,but now you determine THE BEST of the blogosphere? Wow! How do you handle the responsibility. I had no idea you were the designated filter for the blogosphere. 🙂

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  24. @22 Not only do you dictate HOW bloggers and companies should blog,but now you determine THE BEST of the blogosphere? Wow! How do you handle the responsibility. I had no idea you were the designated filter for the blogosphere. 🙂

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  25. I’m looking forward to some cypher-punk (yes, cypher) dystopian future, blade runner kind of Internet where Scoble will be blogging for the Tyrell Corporation and socialism will be the dominant form of government. There will be cameras everywhere and the government will be blogging us. Google ads for offworld ho’s and escapes to other planets.

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  26. I’m looking forward to some cypher-punk (yes, cypher) dystopian future, blade runner kind of Internet where Scoble will be blogging for the Tyrell Corporation and socialism will be the dominant form of government. There will be cameras everywhere and the government will be blogging us. Google ads for offworld ho’s and escapes to other planets.

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  27. LayZ: where’s your link blog? Seems you only like to throw bombs but you don’t actually do anything of your own.

    I bet your boss really loves you if you carry this attitude toward work. I wonder if you actually do ANYTHING? How do you survive at work?

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  28. LayZ: where’s your link blog? Seems you only like to throw bombs but you don’t actually do anything of your own.

    I bet your boss really loves you if you carry this attitude toward work. I wonder if you actually do ANYTHING? How do you survive at work?

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  29. Why bother AOL massive user search query leak when you have a tool like this? It should be pretty obvious that any blogger does vanity read (for validation sometimes), and this pretty much gives his identity.

    Of course, since anyone sharing his read items pretty much gives his identity anyway (as in Robert Scoble’s link blog), this does not seem to matter much at first sight.

    But, look the bigger picture, and see how all this information from Google Reader users could be aggregated by Google (or some other company) yet still retain the finest granularity level. This my friends competes with AOL massive user search leak.

    It smells a bit ironical that so much people careful of their privacy would want to give it away like that…

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  30. Why bother AOL massive user search query leak when you have a tool like this? It should be pretty obvious that any blogger does vanity read (for validation sometimes), and this pretty much gives his identity.

    Of course, since anyone sharing his read items pretty much gives his identity anyway (as in Robert Scoble’s link blog), this does not seem to matter much at first sight.

    But, look the bigger picture, and see how all this information from Google Reader users could be aggregated by Google (or some other company) yet still retain the finest granularity level. This my friends competes with AOL massive user search leak.

    It smells a bit ironical that so much people careful of their privacy would want to give it away like that…

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  31. Uh oh Robert, #2 on your list caught in a subscriber fudged number scandal:
    http://www.nik.com.au/archives/2007/01/04/lies-damn-lies-and-subscriber-counts/

    Also find it interesting that of your top 20, only two are single author blogs (Rubel and Web Strategy by Jereimiah). If I mislabeled another single author blog in your top 20, please correct.

    Not a criticism, but an observation based on this data: seems like you prefer to link/share content from firehose publications — those with multiple authors and many, many posts per day — versus those from single authors.

    This provides value to those who would rather get someone else’s view of the best of these overactive pubs. I see this as a benefit that people like you, Robert, are helping to filter these signals.

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  32. Uh oh Robert, #2 on your list caught in a subscriber fudged number scandal:
    http://www.nik.com.au/archives/2007/01/04/lies-damn-lies-and-subscriber-counts/

    Also find it interesting that of your top 20, only two are single author blogs (Rubel and Web Strategy by Jereimiah). If I mislabeled another single author blog in your top 20, please correct.

    Not a criticism, but an observation based on this data: seems like you prefer to link/share content from firehose publications — those with multiple authors and many, many posts per day — versus those from single authors.

    This provides value to those who would rather get someone else’s view of the best of these overactive pubs. I see this as a benefit that people like you, Robert, are helping to filter these signals.

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  33. The questions on how to deal with the search engines, how to increase our rankings and get to the top of search lists are serious and actual to everyone.
    It is good to read fully open sharing of personal insights on that theme. However, one thing worries me. It looks that the most are concern just with increasing the publicity but not the level of personal relationships.
    I am deeply convinced that the search engines are just tools to meet with each other, but not our primary goals.
    The design of the letter is always the secondary; the main thing is our relationships. I am interested not so much in increasing my mailing list (that is good of it self) but in building on friendship that was already made.

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  34. The questions on how to deal with the search engines, how to increase our rankings and get to the top of search lists are serious and actual to everyone.
    It is good to read fully open sharing of personal insights on that theme. However, one thing worries me. It looks that the most are concern just with increasing the publicity but not the level of personal relationships.
    I am deeply convinced that the search engines are just tools to meet with each other, but not our primary goals.
    The design of the letter is always the secondary; the main thing is our relationships. I am interested not so much in increasing my mailing list (that is good of it self) but in building on friendship that was already made.

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