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You don't normally think of the architectural internet as shark-infested waters. It's more a bunch of earnest, nutty and sometimes gifted architectural buffs behaving in a quite genteel way.

Readers will know I'm a fan of two pioneering Scottish websites: www.edinburgharchitecture.co. uk and www.glasgowarchitecture.co. uk, which are run on a shoestring by an architect and his wife who fall into the gifted and, not so much nutty as dedicated/obsessed, category. A lot of web users agree, given the 30 million hits the sites get a year. Like the big commercial websites, such as our own www.ajplus. co. uk, their news is updated daily and they offer a satisfying range of side benefits such as tours, job ads, events and even such things as restaurant guides.

In swims what looks like a Great White - www.architecturescotland.co. uk. This is a commercial site funded by the Carnyx Group's Prospect magazine.

I'm all for competition but this looks a bit unequal: a single site funded by a business and two pioneer local sites funded by a bloke's salary. Which will win?

My money is on local and dedicated/obsessed.

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