Silicon Insider: Britney, Paris... and Saddam?

But Little Green Footballs, which sits on the other side of the political spectrum, concerns itself primarily with Islamofacism and events in the Middle East (along with occasional close-up photos of Charles Johnson's bicycle).

The fact that it is on this list suggests there is a sizable audience out there in cyberspace prepared to look far deeper into the news than celebrity nipple slips and box scores.

So, democracy has come to the Internet.

Once again, let's give it two cheers. … And then add a third for the Web.

That's because, unlike the other media, there is no Gresham's Law of the Internet. Cyberspace is scalable, so stupid and sleazy content will never drive out good, smart and funny content. And that is best the news item of all.

TAD'S TAB -- The Nietzsche Family Circus ( is a strange and funny site that randomly attaches a Friedrich Nietzsche quote to a classic Family Circus comic panel. Some of these combinations are utterly random, some are very clever, and some actually almost work together. And, as weird as it sounds, it is also quite addictive.

This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.

Michael S. Malone, once called the Boswell of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best-known technology writers. He has covered Silicon Valley and high-tech for more than 25 years, beginning with the San Jose Mercury News, as the nation's first daily high-tech reporter. His articles and editorials have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, the Economist and Fortune, and for two years he was a columnist for The New York Times. He was editor of Forbes ASAP, the world's largest-circulation business-tech magazine, at the height of the dot-com boom. Malone is best-known as the author or co-author of a dozen books, notably the best-selling "Virtual Corporation." Malone has also hosted three public television interview series, and most recently co-produced the celebrated PBS miniseries on social entrepreneurs, "The New Heroes." He has been the "Silicon Insider" columnist since 2000.

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