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. google.com
  4. europa.eu
  5. docs.microsoft.com
  6. apple.com
  7. freedesktop.org
  8. gnome.org
  9. theverge.com
  10. developers.google.com
  11. microsoft.com
  12. github.com/mozilla
  13. torproject.org
  14. apache.org
  15. webkit.org
  16. developer.apple.com
  17. theregister.com
  18. man7.org
  19. instapaper.com
  20. flattr.com

All time top sources

  1. mozilla.org
  2. google.com
  3. microsoft.com
  4. docs.microsoft.com
  5. w3.org
  6. gnome.org
  7. freedesktop.org
  8. apache.org
  9. europa.eu
  10. play.google.com
  11. wordpress.org
  12. apple.com
  13. ietf.org
  14. getnikola.com
  15. developers.google.com
  16. brave.com
  17. archive.org
  18. developer.mozilla.org
  19. windows.com
  20. flattr.com
  21. torproject.org
  22. blog.google
  23. opera.com
  24. statcounter.com
  25. youtube.com
  26. github.com/mozilla
  27. googleblog.com
  28. theregister.com
  29. theverge.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. lenovo.com
  42. quad9.net
  43. readability.com
  44. eff.org
  45. urn:ietf:rfc:5861
  46. urn:ietf:rfc:4287
  47. chromium.org
  48. whatwg.org
  49. arstechnica.com
  50. wired.com
  51. man7.org
  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. bbc.com
  63. developer.microsoft.com
  64. steampowered.com
  65. html-tidy.org
  66. mailbox.org
  67. torrentfreak.com
  68. intel.com
  69. github.com/rpm-software-management
  70. chromestatus.com
  71. microformats.org
  72. github.com/ipfs
  73. urn:ietf:rfc:7234
  74. developer.android.com
  75. creativecommons.org
  76. f-droid.org
  77. wikipedia.org
  78. cockpit-project.org
  79. developer.gnome.org
  80. letsencrypt.org
  81. developer.chrome.com
  82. urn:ietf:rfc:7231
  83. tranco-list.eu
  84. bittorrent.org
  85. developer.twitter.com
  86. kernel.org
  87. github.com/Automattic
  88. github.com/rhinstaller
  89. wordpress.com
  90. thedrum.com
  91. pocketcasts.com
  92. getpocket.com
  93. vivaldi.com
  94. harvard.edu
  95. urn:ietf:rfc:6844
  96. invizbox.com
  97. theguardian.com
  98. eternum.io
  99. iab.com
  100. fastcompany.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.