Thursday, September 15, 2005

Big Right Blogs

Why exactly are so many of the largest blogs conservative? The Ecosystem shows that in the top 10, you have Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Captain's Quarters, Power Line, Little Green Footballs, The Drudge Report. Why don't other major liberal blogs (with the exception of Daily Kos) manage to have the same output? I just find it a little strange. Conservative radio dominance is one thing, something I can understand given the political leanings of so many media moguls today in the United States. But the blogosphere?


At 7:37 PM, Blogger Nick said...

One interesting thing about the Ecosystem is that it doesn't rate blogs based on hits per day. Instead, the metric it uses is basically "how often is this blog linked to by others?" Consequently, you get situations such as Daily Kos, blog #3 in the top ten, having more hits per day than every other blog in the top ten combined (I'm excluding the three pseudo blogs - Drudge, Huffington, and Boing Boing - for which hits per day data isn't available). I haven't had the time to look through the data for blogs below the top ten, but it may be that, for whatever reasons, the liberal side of the blogosphere is centered around a few large blogs, while the conservative side has many mid-sized ones as its prime movers and shakers.


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