This take on popular websites such as Boing Boing, Dooce, and Fark provides an interesting view of how these sites read to someone who is not already immersed in internet culture. I especially like the description of BB:
A premier Federated Media site is Boing Boing. It seems to feature a group of tech journalists writing about the great new articles they’ve written for other publications, as well as some blurbs about quirky computer news. It also has big traffic for a blog, reportedly some 70,000 unique visitors a day. No Drudge Report, or even Gawker, but it’s good traffic. My newspaper website friends say that’s a decent number for a smaller city’s newspaper site. Boing Boing writers are regularly featured on “old media” programs such as the NPR news, so this property has potential.
It’s from a slightly insane John Battelle hate site authored by a former Industry Standard writer who holds Battelle to blame for his misfortune.