Comments: Mathematics of Lessig blog influence

I'm not sure I understand what you mean here.

Are you saying that it's not good that Lessig has criticised Declan? Or that he doesn't have as much reach as Declan? Or that he's *too* powerful? Or that there's a strong contrast between the impact of your writiing here and Lessig's?

Posted by danny at December 9, 2003 12:20 PM

Danny, I think he's saying "Even though Lessig was able to respond to Declan on his blog and correct a misunderstanding, don't extrapolate that it'll work for anyone. Lessig has a very popular blog, unlike almost everyone else."

Posted by Aaron Swartz at December 9, 2003 02:19 PM

Aaron has it right.

The idea was my trying to get some sort of quantitative handle on "very popular". That is, to mathematically rebut the blog bubble-blowing of the hype that with BLOGS, we have the power to fight back against journalist misrepresentation ...

A very, very, few people have that power - Lessig is literally in the top 100, out of more than a million, there.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at December 9, 2003 07:50 PM