It’s crowded out there in the political blogosphere -- and there are as many ways to judge influence as there bloggers who stand ready to judge politicians.
But here’s an interesting tool I recently came across: From Wikio.com, it’s a ranking of political blogs -- emanating from everywhere from living rooms, mainstream media organizations, and the White House.
The rankings are compiled based on links from other blogs -- with extra weight given to blogs that rank higher via Wikio’s formulas, and based on how recently an item is published. Blog rolls aren’t taken into account, so only fresh postings impact the rankings. Wikio: About Us
One of the intriguing aspects of this list is that it puts everyone in the same pot. The list has mainstream media blogs -- from ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, and others -- alongside well-known partisan bloggers -- Michelle Malkin, FireDogLake -- and even government-run bloggers, like WhiteHouse.gov’s.
We got a sneak peek at the latest rankings -- due to be published Friday -- below. It’s a fun list to analyze: Huffington Post has the top spot, with the liberal Center for American Progress’ Think Progress and the conservative National Review’s The Corner right behind ...
Here’s the Top 100:
Friday, June 5, 2009
Allahpundit's a little pissed he didn't make the cut at Wikio's latest top political blog rankings. Patterico is sympathetic, "There’s something farcical about a list that omits Hot Air and Ace of Spades, but includes Oliver Willis." Maybe. Patterico's #46 so who's to complain? Others are noticing Wikio, in any case. Here's the scoop, at The Note, "Who’s Who in the Political Blogosphere?" American Power is #71: