LJ Top 40?

Does anyone know what the heck the LJ Top 40 list is? Apparently it uses the Google page rank algorithm to determine the 'Top 40' LJ users. As of this writing I appear to be number 27. What the heck is that?
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You probably can articulate it a lot better than I can, but it seems to be a function of how many non-lj links there are to your journal. Maybe you got famous posting the details of your ID theft story at slashdot?
Just what I was about to say... the slashdot traffic is your likely culprit.

It quite likely is the slashdotting. But what I find really interesting is the high placement of debaday, which is ranked 10, even though it hasn't had anyone post to it since Monday, November 15th, 2004.