Dave Sifry of Technorati tracks what bloggers link to and notes in his latest report that the New York Times receives by far the most inbound links—and that mainstream media websites are linked by the blogosphere way, way more than even the best-read blogs. He offers a couple of nifty graphs that show it. The news for Los Angeles is that of the nine most-linked blogs in the world, three are rooted in L.A.: Boing Boing, the Huffington Post and Crooks and Liars. Among the media sites, the L.A. Times ranks ninth behind SFGate and Guardian Unlimited and just ahead of Yomiuri Online.
Sifry also compares the Technorati 100 (most linked-to blogs) of today to the hit parade in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Tons of turnover, and you can watch the blogosphere's maturity from a techie niche into serving broader interests.
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Penny - Arcade
LA Observed is currently way down at number 2,322 with 3,005 links from 450 sites. That puts us fifth in links among blogs that use Technorati's Los Angeles tag (behind Firedoglake, Professor Bainbridge, aaron and the Online Journalism Review. From the big list, Malkin rates an L.A. mention. Before she went off to be the right's attack darling and the left's symbol of horribleness, she was a Daily News editorial writer and columnist.