Monday, June 23, 2008

Mapping the Political Blogosphere

I couldn't resist sharing Ethan Zuckerman's post on the "Map of the Political Blogosphere."

Political Map of Blogosphere

The idea here is to look at linking between political blogs in only a political context, discarding other links that are outside of context. The result is a tight, pretty map that shows a decided red/blue (conservative/liberal) split in the US political blogosphere, plus a small set of common sources used by both sides.The graph is remarkably easy to explore, allowing users to mouse over it and see the media sources referenced.

It's fun to play around with, especially locating favorite blogs and news aggregators.

Have fun!