Following up on my RSS to Fortune script I created the Waxy Links Via Metaaggregator.
Basically, Matt King created Waxy.org ‘Via’ Links Aggregator, which tracks what sites Andy gets his links from for his linkblog. I thought it was an interesting idea (and I was annoyed with the window.open()s because it screws with Cmd-clicks for tabs) but I wanted to get more information about the sites.
I took Matt’s code and shoehorned it into Feed on Feed’s update-quiet.php in an ugly, ugly way.
The whole via concept is interesting to me, there’s been some research into link propagation in the blogosphere but I’m interested in finding out who influences the people that influence me.
It also raises the issue of the linkblogger as a deterministic system. Given input x do I return output y?
Or maybe I’m just talking out of my ass and need to stop thinking about via links so much.