The Political Influence of the Blogosphere
If you've wondered what impact the blogosphere made on presidential politics in 2004, wonder no more. The analysts at Blogpulse have dissected the topography of the blogosphere -- both left and right -- and have come to some interesting conclusions.
|Coverage by political leaning was fairly balanced. Of 1,494 blogs that met the researchers' definition of influence, 759 were liberal and 735 were conservative... Even though numbers of blogs were fairly balanced, conservative blogs showed a greater tendency to link to other blogs (84% linked to other blogs, 82% received a link) compared to liberal blogs (74% linked to other blogs, 67% received a link). That behavior is captured in the [accompanying] graphic...|
Blogpulse: Political Influence of the Blogosphere