Anil Dash's text and talk are amazing, and important. All bloggers know exactly what he's talking about esp. when it comes to artistic and poetic linking ...
and the loss of artistic hypertext connnectings... in blogs
there's a lot more to this subject and it's' worth reading the entire entry and watching him give his talk ..
Update: A few months after this piece was published, I was invited by Harvard's Berkman Center to speak about this topic in more detail. Though the final talk is an hour long, it offers much more insight into the topic, and I hope you'll give it a look.
The Web We Lost
The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we've lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be.