Sources and influences

In the interest of transparency about what sources influence my writing, I’ve bill of materials for the websites that I most frequently cite. I don’t quite know what you can learn from this list, but it might reveal hidden agendas and unconscious bias.

Top sources in the 200 most recent articles

  1. w3.org
  2. mozilla.org
  3. freedesktop.org
  4. theverge.com
  5. gnome.org
  6. docs.microsoft.com
  7. man7.org
  8. chromium.org
  9. brave.com
  10. kde.org
  11. apple.com
  12. whatwg.org
  13. torproject.org
  14. youtube.com
  15. arstechnica.com
  16. google.com
  17. ietf.org
  18. github.com/brave
  19. qubes-os.org
  20. microsoft.com

All time top sources

  1. mozilla.org
  2. google.com
  3. w3.org
  4. docs.microsoft.com
  5. microsoft.com
  6. gnome.org
  7. freedesktop.org
  8. apache.org
  9. ietf.org
  10. europa.eu
  11. apple.com
  12. theverge.com
  13. windows.com
  14. youtube.com
  15. play.google.com
  16. wordpress.org
  17. brave.com
  18. developer.mozilla.org
  19. torproject.org
  20. developers.google.com
  21. archive.org
  22. getnikola.com
  23. blog.google
  24. statcounter.com
  25. arstechnica.com
  26. flattr.com
  27. webkit.org
  28. github.com/brave
  29. opera.com
  30. theregister.com
  31. kde.org
  32. chromium.org
  33. github.com/mozilla
  34. googlesource.com
  35. developer.apple.com
  36. googleblog.com
  37. redhat.com
  38. debian.org
  39. ubuntu.com
  40. builtwith.com
  41. sourceforge.net
  42. man7.org
  43. whatwg.org
  44. nginx.org
  45. qubes-os.org
  46. httparchive.org
  47. bunny.net
  48. wired.com
  49. lenovo.com
  50. quad9.net
  51. readability.com
  52. bing.com
  53. docs.ipfs.io
  54. gnu.org
  55. tranco-list.eu
  56. syncthing.net
  57. urn:ietf:rfc:5861
  58. urn:ietf:rfc:4287
  59. nytimes.com
  60. bbc.com
  61. cloudflare.com
  62. tp-link.com
  63. yandex.com
  64. lastpass.com
  65. instapaper.com
  66. mailbox.org
  67. developer.android.com
  68. gitlab.com
  69. developer.twitter.com
  70. firewalld.org
  71. eff.org
  72. ipfs.io
  73. urn:ietf:rfc:7231
  74. bittorrent.org
  75. adobe.com
  76. developer.chrome.com
  77. developer.microsoft.com
  78. steampowered.com
  79. html-tidy.org
  80. torrentfreak.com
  81. intel.com
  82. github.com/rpm-software-management
  83. chromestatus.com
  84. pumabrowser.com
  85. venturebeat.com
  86. windowscentral.com
  87. mikrotik.com
  88. beakerbrowser.com
  89. hypercore-protocol.org
  90. microformats.org
  91. github.com/ipfs
  92. nanoc.app
  93. urn:ietf:rfc:7234
  94. creativecommons.org
  95. kornel.ski
  96. github.com/ruby
  97. wikipedia.org
  98. cockpit-project.org
  99. letsencrypt.org
  100. phoronix.com

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Algorithmic transparency

Domains are scored +1 for the first link in an article, and +0,25 per additional link in the same article. Each link is counted once per article.