Thursday, October 25, 2007

We're flattered

A recent study at Carnegie Mellon University focused on: Which blogs should one read to be most up to date, i.e., to quickly know about important stories that propagate over the blogosphere? They wanted to find those blogs which would give good coverage of the blogosphere. Using some algorithms they built a list of the 100 blogs one should read.

I was greatly surprised that we are number 30!

Below is the list of 100 blogs. They also have a list of 500 blogs to read. You can go here to read the study in a PDF format.

We're honored and flattered to be on a list which includes so many famous bloggers. I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I'd be on a list which included Instapundit.

The list:

1. http://instapundit.com/
2. http://donsurber.blogspot.com/
3. http://sciencepolitics.blogspot.com/
4. http://www.watcherofweasels.com/
5. http://michellemalkin.com/
6. http://blogometer.nationaljournal.com/
7. http://themodulator.org/
8. http://www.bloggersblog.com/
9. http://www.boingboing.net/

10. http://atrios.blogspot.com/
11. http://lawhawk.blogspot.com/
12. http://www.gothamist.com/
13. http://mparent7777.livejournal.com/
14. http://wheelgun.blogspot.com/
15. http://gevkaffeegal.typepad.com/the_alliance
16. http://www.anglican.tk/
17. http://www.micropersuasion.com/
18. http://pajamasmedia.com/
19. http://blogher.org/
20. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/

21. http://reddit.com/
22. http://soccerdad.baltiblogs.com/
23. http://www.thenoseonyourface.com/the_nose_on_your_face
24. http://ahistoricality.blogspot.com/
25. http://theanchoressonline.com/
26. http://americablog.blogspot.com/
27. http://www.sfist.com/
28. http://tbogg.blogspot.com/
29. http://www.horsepigcow.com/
30. http://whyhomeschool.blogspot.com/

31. http://daoureport.salon.com/
32. http://sisu.typepad.com/sisu
33. http://www.metafilter.com/
34. http://www.megite.com/
35. http://www.laist.com/
36. http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt
37. http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/
38. http://blog.guykawasaki.com/
39. http://tryinotocomeundone.blogstream.com/
40. http://bluestarchronicles.blogspot.com/

41. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/
42. http://theglitteringeye.com/
43. http://asterisco.paradigma.pt/
44. http://www.readwriteweb.com/
45. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/
46. http://www.conservativecat.com/
47. http://www.phillyist.com/
48. http://www.socialcustomer.com/
49. http://business2.blogs.com/business2blog
50. http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/

51. http://www.crooksandliars.com/
52. http://www.rightwingnews.com/
53. http://www.10000birds.com/
54. http://radar.oreilly.com/
55. http://cowboyblob.blogspot.com/
56. http://www.business-opportunities.biz/
57. http://www.dcist.com/
58. http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users
59. http://www.legitgov.org/
60. http://www.whataboutclients.com/

61. http://www.roughtype.com/
62. http://www.tuaw.com/
63. http://aude91.canalblog.com/
64. http://thelondonfog.blogspot.com/
65. http://www.bostonist.com/
66. http://www.seattlest.com/
67. http://www.austinist.com/
68. http://indianwriting.blogspot.com/
69. http://powerlineblog.com/
70. http://firedoglake.blogspot.com/

71. http://elisson1.blogspot.com/
72. http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu/
73. http://ragnell.blogspot.com/
74. http://pulverblog.pulver.com/
75. http://mry.blogs.com/les_instants_emery
76. http://www.gapingvoid.com/
77. http://catymology.blogspot.com/
78. http://hughhewitt.com/
79. http://www.lifehacker.com/
80. http://www.jordoncooper.com/

81. http://www.econbrowser.com/
82. http://socialitelife.com/
83. http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/
84. http://www.nevillehobson.com/
85. http://www.waxy.org/links
86. http://aliferestarted.blogspot.com/
87. http://volokh.com/
88. http://library.coloradocollege.edu/steve
89. http://drsanity.blogspot.com/
90. http://www.mudvillegazette.com/

91. http://www.saysuncle.com/
92. http://www.privacydigest.com/
93. http://www.londonist.com/
94. http://www.shanghaiist.com/
95. http://markshea.blogspot.com/
96. http://www.singleservecoffee.com/
97. http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog
98. http://www.scienceblogs.com/
99. http://www.basicthinking.de/blog
100. http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/

(Hat tip: Sitemeter - I noticed hits coming in from the study)


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7 comments:

FlyingSinger said...

That's great, Henry - congratulations. It's cool to be just going along, doing your thing, and to know that it's helpful and influential too!

-Bruce

Susan said...

Congratulations! You're worked hard to reach out for homeschoolers and I'm glad to see you on that list.

Karen said...

Congrats, Henry and Janine! That's totally cool (for you and for the homeschooling community at large, I believe)!

Matthew K. Tabor said...

Wow - congratulations. That's a very impressive nod, though I can't say I'm surprised that you made the list!

Henry Cate said...

Thanks for all the congratulations.

I am very surprised that we are on the list. With over 50,000,000 blogs, I never would have guessed that we'd even be considered for such a list.

Melissa Markham said...

Well done! I am not surprised!

A Human said...

That's amazing - good for you! I'm sort of happy to be obscure. :P