Friday, June 27, 2008

Blogopticon: A Guide to the Blogosphere

I enjoy all of the maps and guides to the blogosphere, and Vanity Fair's is especially cool:


Click on the link for the full "blogopticon."

While Vanity Fair doesn't match the techno-sophistication of the Presidential Watch "
map of the blogosphere," the blogopticon's got a neat four-quadrant frame that intuitively places blogs and news aggregators within categories of news and opinion, and earnest and scurrilous.

Plus you can
click on each icon to reach that page.


(Side Observation: I would suggest that the placement of Crooks and Liars and Think Progress, among others, should be much closer to the scurrilous side. Still, folks can quibble with individual blog placement and still marvel at the chart's parsimonious organization of the blogosphere's diversity).