There's a cool new way to measure the influence of top tech reporters and the sites they work for. Techmeme last month augmented its Leaderboard to reflect how frequently a reporter's work is linked to by other sites and cited in social media posts. Who's atop today's list? Mark Gurman. Know him? (He's got zero followers on LinkedIn so no one on there knows him.)
It's not easy to discover cool new web sites, and tougher still to track the ups and downs of ones you know. Techmeme Leaderboard is great for that. This week we studied the Techmeme Leaderboard and spotted several sites that may not be on your radar. We also spotted rises and falls by comparing the Jan. 14 leaderboard with that of Jan. 14, 2014.