Something that Kevin Burton recently wrote triggered an idea:
PPS. I used tinyurl.com for the URL to shirky's article so it wouldn't be included in pagerank, daypop, etc. I'm going to start doing this to articles I find suboptimal. Consider it a negative cert (or lack of approval).
That's a great idea! What if we had a tinyurl service that let you write urls like this:
Typed hyperlinks without any new syntax. Google and other citation based systems would quickly be able to latch onto these and adjust their rankings.