Based on the recent discussion about new gatekeepers, I recently wondered whether we were just deluding ourselves in thinking that there were gatekeepers. What provoked this line of thinking was a recent comment by Doc Searls in which he says that “being an alpha blogger was like being an alpha paramecium.” This pushed me to analyze the rank of move within the Technorati 100. As frequent readers of this blog know, I did a study back in May 2005, in which I analyzed linkage to members of the Technorati 100. Using this data as a point in time, I have now decided to revisit the list and see how much movement happened. The first thing to do was to map out which of the May 19, 2005 members were still on the list. The results looked like this: Blog Title Position 5/19/05 Position 2/20/06 Boing Boing 1 1 InstaPundit 2 12 Daily Kos 3 5 Gizmodo 4 9 Fark 5 23 EnGadget 6 2 Davenetics 7 Â Eschaton 8 36 Dooce 9 15 Andrew Sullivan 10 51 The Best Page In The Universe 11 52 Talking Points Memo: by Joshua MicahMarshall 12 26 lgf: anti-idiotarian 13 35 kottke.org 14 21…Read More
Does Technorati present an accurate view of the world of blogs?