Thursday, April 7, 2005


Dave Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati posted some good information and insights from the latest data that his company has mined. Check out Dave's column this week at AlwaysOn:

State of the Blogosphere: The A-List and the Long Tail
The impact of weblogs on traditional media, the impact of the A-List, and the power of the long tail (Part 3 in a series on the blogosphere)

First off, some terminology and an understanding of what we're measuring. This graph is a measure of the influence of a site or blog as measured by the number of people who are linking to it. Note that this is not a measure of page views or website "hits." Rather, Technorati looks at linking behavior as a proxy for attention and influence. In other words, the more people who link to a site or blog, the more influence it has on others. Note that influence is not an indicator of veracity—lots of people link to The Drudge Report, for example, which implies that Matt Drudge gets a lot of attention and possesses a great deal of influence, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he is truthful. (full post)

HERE is Part 2 and Part 1.

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