wheel - 8:55 pm on Nov 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
Reading others' experiences and observations, I guess social netwoking and off-topic IBLs have been devalued, though thats a guess as they do not feature heavily in my backling profile, and with few exceptions I've rather benefited from this. (Reasonably successful/respected ecommerce site with value added rather than simple product listings)
Something else going on - either instead of or in addition to. I have neither social media nor off topic inbound links. Such a devaluation would only help me, not hurt me.