Hats off to Vanity Fair and the VF Daily blog. Their “blogopticon” interactive map of the blogosphere isn’t just a fun thing to look at, and hover your mouse pointer over, but also excellent linkbait, and good fun content at that. A Google search for “vanity fair blogopticon” gives no less than 18 100 hits, with the blog post on top and the actual blogopticon (full screen warning) second. Not bad.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.