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. gnome.org
  5. docs.microsoft.com
  6. theverge.com
  7. man7.org
  8. chromium.org
  9. kde.org
  10. apple.com
  11. torproject.org
  12. youtube.com
  13. arstechnica.com
  14. ietf.org
  15. github.com/brave
  16. brave.com
  17. qubes-os.org
  18. whatwg.org
  19. microsoft.com
  20. windows.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. getnikola.com
  22. blog.google
  23. statcounter.com
  24. arstechnica.com
  25. flattr.com
  26. webkit.org
  27. github.com/brave
  28. opera.com
  29. theregister.com
  30. kde.org
  31. chromium.org
  32. github.com/mozilla
  33. googlesource.com
  34. developer.apple.com
  35. archive.org
  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. kernel.org
  72. eff.org
  73. ipfs.io
  74. urn:ietf:rfc:7231
  75. bittorrent.org
  76. adobe.com
  77. developer.chrome.com
  78. flathub.org
  79. developer.microsoft.com
  80. steampowered.com
  81. html-tidy.org
  82. torrentfreak.com
  83. intel.com
  84. github.com/rpm-software-management
  85. chromestatus.com
  86. pumabrowser.com
  87. venturebeat.com
  88. windowscentral.com
  89. mikrotik.com
  90. beakerbrowser.com
  91. hypercore-protocol.org
  92. microformats.org
  93. github.com/ipfs
  94. nanoc.app
  95. urn:ietf:rfc:7234
  96. creativecommons.org
  97. kornel.ski
  98. github.com/ruby
  99. wikipedia.org
  100. cockpit-project.org

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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.