Anil notes some interesting figures of his own : Metafilter, a place I very much enjoy, and one that’s run by just one guy (with a little help from his friends), gets more traffic than the Wall Street Journal, Etrade, ABC TV, or universities like Harvard, at least according to Alexa.
This is kind of staggering, and Anil rightly notes how important the implications may be of such a thing : “..what I’m pointing out is the dynamic… there is momentum behind a future where a Google search on a particular piece of legislation will yield a discussion by ordinary folks on the web ahead of the sponsor’s official platitudes about the bill. ”
Edit : This comes with a few grains of salt, discussed here (of course).

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