What does it mean? Well, if I ever go looking for a paid blogging gig, it might be worth something, I suppose. Anyone looking to hire a history-minded news junkie with a digital photography habit?
P.S.: All you folks coming here from the various reprints of the list of influential blogs might be a little disappointed to learn that I'm on hiatus, more or less. Sorry, but I highly recommend working through my blogroll if you want to learn something!
Ref: Cost-effective Outbreak Detection in Networks
Jure Leskovec, Andreas Krause, Carlos Guestrin, Christos Faloutsos, Jeanne VanBriesen, Natalie Glance.
ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM KDD), 2007.
Congrats! What a fabulous showing. It proves, I think, that you're adding unique content to the universe, something of which you can be very proud.
I also don't read any of the others on the list.
Number three on the list, "Science and Politics" is an old blog by Bora Zivcovic (Coturnix of "A Blog Around The Clock") that he stopped using over a year ago.
Still, despite their flawed methodology, you deserve congrats.
John, I don't think the methodology is flawed, so much as they didn't create what bloggers really want and expect: a real-time, constantly-updated, dynamic ranking system. What they did was take the data from 2006, and, because the blogosphere is such a dynamic thing, that's always going to introduce slippage.
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