ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: It’s crowded out there in the political blogosphere -- and there are as many ways to judge influence as there bloggers who stand ready to judge politicians.
But here’s an interesting tool I recently came across: From Wikio.com, it’s a ranking of political blogs -- emanating from everywhere from living rooms, mainstream media organizations, and the White House.
The rankings are compiled based on links from other blogs -- with extra weight given to blogs that rank higher via Wikio’s formulas, and based on how recently an item is published. Blog rolls aren’t taken into account, so only fresh postings impact the rankings. http://www.wikio.com/about-us
One of the intriguing aspects of this list is that it puts everyone in the same pot. The list has mainstream media blogs -- from ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, and others -- alongside well-known partisan bloggers -- Michelle Malkin, FireDogLake -- and even government-run bloggers, like WhiteHouse.gov’s.
We got a sneak peek at the latest rankings -- due to be published Friday -- below. It’s a fun list to analyze: Huffington Post has the top spot, with the liberal Center for American Progress’ Think Progress and the conservative National Review’s The Corner right behind.
My colleague Jake Tapper’s Political Punch blog also cracks the Top 10. The Note -- which launched as a blog in December, after serving only as a morning tipsheet before that -- is No. 30 (and climbing); George Stephanopoulos’ Bottom Line blog is No. 39, and the now-discontinued Political Radar blog is still No. 40, because of (presumably) older links to the site.
Here’s the Top 100: