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. mozilla.org
  2. w3.org
  3. freedesktop.org
  4. google.com
  5. torproject.org
  6. theverge.com
  7. man7.org
  8. docs.microsoft.com
  9. microsoft.com
  10. europa.eu
  11. apache.org
  12. webkit.org
  13. developer.apple.com
  14. theregister.com
  15. developers.google.com
  16. googlesource.com
  17. play.google.com
  18. apple.com
  19. docs.ipfs.io
  20. brave.com

All time top sources

  1. mozilla.org
  2. google.com
  3. docs.microsoft.com
  4. microsoft.com
  5. w3.org
  6. freedesktop.org
  7. gnome.org
  8. apache.org
  9. europa.eu
  10. play.google.com
  11. wordpress.org
  12. ietf.org
  13. apple.com
  14. getnikola.com
  15. brave.com
  16. archive.org
  17. developer.mozilla.org
  18. torproject.org
  19. windows.com
  20. theverge.com
  21. youtube.com
  22. flattr.com
  23. blog.google
  24. opera.com
  25. statcounter.com
  26. developers.google.com
  27. github.com/mozilla
  28. googleblog.com
  29. theregister.com
  30. debian.org
  31. webkit.org
  32. ubuntu.com
  33. builtwith.com
  34. bunnycdn.com
  35. googlesource.com
  36. redhat.com
  37. github.com/brave
  38. developer.apple.com
  39. nginx.org
  40. sourceforge.net
  41. man7.org
  42. arstechnica.com
  43. lenovo.com
  44. quad9.net
  45. readability.com
  46. eff.org
  47. urn:ietf:rfc:5861
  48. urn:ietf:rfc:4287
  49. chromium.org
  50. whatwg.org
  51. wired.com
  52. kde.org
  53. tp-link.com
  54. yandex.com
  55. cloudflare.com
  56. lastpass.com
  57. instapaper.com
  58. bing.com
  59. firewalld.org
  60. docs.ipfs.io
  61. ipfs.io
  62. httparchive.org
  63. bbc.com
  64. developer.microsoft.com
  65. steampowered.com
  66. html-tidy.org
  67. mailbox.org
  68. torrentfreak.com
  69. intel.com
  70. github.com/rpm-software-management
  71. chromestatus.com
  72. gnu.org
  73. microformats.org
  74. github.com/ipfs
  75. urn:ietf:rfc:7234
  76. developer.android.com
  77. creativecommons.org
  78. f-droid.org
  79. wikipedia.org
  80. cockpit-project.org
  81. developer.gnome.org
  82. letsencrypt.org
  83. developer.chrome.com
  84. urn:ietf:rfc:7231
  85. tranco-list.eu
  86. bittorrent.org
  87. developer.twitter.com
  88. kernel.org
  89. github.com/Automattic
  90. github.com/rhinstaller
  91. wordpress.com
  92. thedrum.com
  93. pocketcasts.com
  94. getpocket.com
  95. vivaldi.com
  96. harvard.edu
  97. urn:ietf:rfc:6844
  98. invizbox.com
  99. theguardian.com
  100. eternum.io

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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.