Warning: Blogs Can Be Infectious: I would complain, but I’m probably guilty as hell.
The most-read webloggers aren’t necessarily the ones with the most original ideas, say researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs.
Using newly developed techniques for graphing the flow of information between blogs, the researchers have discovered that authors of popular blog sites regularly borrow topics from lesser-known bloggers — and they often do so without attribution.
It’s like a food chain. The people below you are screwed. Tough for those of us near the bottom. (Found via Boing Boing, but do I have to say that since they’re bigger than me?)