From Christopher Lydon, my new wanna-be best friend at Radio Open Source:

As I lose faith in the Times’ vaguely sacramental ritual of distilling the news of the cosmos in a nightly page-one editorial conference, I am more and more fascinated by an alternative version of the daily miracle: Technorati.com. David Sifry’s tracking of Web metadata now follows the links of 8.5-million blogs. Here is broad measure of what energetic readers find important and interesting. It’s as close as anything we’ve ever imagined to an objective ongoing editorial meeting, without editors.

Citizens rise and take down the cruel people who brought us TimeSelect, David Brooks, and ubiquitous Tiffany’s ads.

Read the rest here.

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