A trio of recent news pieces have covered the use of citations.
(1) An Anonymous Patron wrote us with a NewsFactor article on the recent Read before you cite! study: the repetition of misprints in citations (such as the wrong page numbers) indicates that the "majority of scientific citations are copied from the lists of references used in other papers."
(2) On the SEO front, a NY Times article and accompanying Slashdot discussion cover Google's latest maneuver against sites with artificially inflated impact factors.
(3) And lastly, Steven from Library Stuff wants his props from people who steal links without attribution.