Burningbird writes about gender differences in linking behavior on weblogs. I like her analysis, especially the part where she described a power-based analysis of why some bloggers find Google's Autolink feature threatening. I personally think Autolink is fine, and I favor tools that give used of web pages more control over how those pages appear and work. Of course, I tend to link to things more from an academic citation viewpoint, plus I feel that if I mention something, especially something I'm excited about, it's polite to provide a way for my readers to get more information. However, it would be nice for our weblog writing tools to have better ways to turn common content into links -- for example, I'd love to be able to highlight a movie title, hit a button to find it on IMDB, and then have the title corrected and linkified to the entry I choose.