December 9th, 2008
The World’s 50 Most Powerful Blogs ?- Be the judge

The Observer (part of Guardian News and Media in the UK) claimed that the list below is the list of the most powerful blogs in the world.

Powerful! That sounds like a list worth studying — so you be the judge. Here’s a look in the order they presented, plus the Technorati Rank (based on unique links), Alexa rank (based on page views and visitors) and approximate category or topic.

#     Blog T Rank Alexa   Primary category
1   The Huffington Post 4 2,202   Liberal  
2   Boing Boing 5 4,253   Esoterica  
3   TechCrunch 4 1,100   Web News  
4   kottke.org 588 27,828   Esoterica  
5   dooce 58 23,533   Personal  
6   PerezHilton.com 14 751   Celebrity Gossip  
7   Talking Points Memo 58 18,828   Liberal  
8   I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? 12 2,505   Humor  
9   Beppe Grillo’s Blog 11 9,598   Liberal  
10   Gawker 29 5,930   Media News  
11   ? DRUDGE REPORT 47 1,231   Politics  
12   Xu Jinglei (Chinese)   Non-English  
13   TreeHugger 26 13,061   Green Lifestyle  
14   Microsiervos (Spanish) 59 6,466   Non-English  
15   TMZ.com 13 1,115   Celebrity Gossip  
16   Engadget 3 798   Gadgets  
17   marbury 6,700,700   Politics  
18   chez pim 10,543 473,316   Food & Drink  
19   Basic Thinking Blog (German) 569 12,967   Non-English  
20   The Sartorialist 73 44,005   Fashion & Clothing  
21   Tibet Will Be Free 305,717 1,668,550   Politics  
22   Jezebel 87 11,558   Celebrity Gossip  
23   GIGAZINE (Japanese) 31 3,789   Non-English  
24   a Deleted 11,435 159,652   (deleted)  
25   Mashable 9 2,448   Web News  
26   Greek Tragedy 25,103 243,137   Personal  
27   Holy Moly! 9,787 39,949   Celebrity Gossip  
28   Michelle Malkin 50 23,772   Conservative  
29   The Cranky Flier 52,048 240,102   Travel  
30   Go Fug Yourself 245 17,435   Celebrity Gossip  
31   gapingvoid 310 43,925   Marketing  
32   x DirtyDirtyDancing 174,602   Photography  
33   Crooked Timber 1,242 163,939   Liberal  
34   Bean Sprouts 27,355 1,254,617   Family  
35   The Offside 6,535 123,838   Soccer  
36   petite anglaise 11,925 345,756   Personal  
37   Crooks and Liars 44 13,180   Liberal  
38   Chocolate and Zucchini 1,253 151,477   Food & Drink  
39   Samizdata.net 4,837 109,583   Libertarian  
40   The Daily Dish 60 21,418   Politics  
41   The F-Word Blog 30,891 335,533   Feminism  
42   Private Secret Diary 47,970 3,616,232   Personal  
43   Popjustice 14,926 77,314   Music  
44   waiterrant.net 5,821 39,031   Personal  
45   Hecklerspray 4,609 35,385   Celebrity Gossip  
46   WOW Insider 2,584 7,554   World of Warcraft  
47   AngryBlackB**** 17,837 1,533,188   Personal  
48   Style Bubble 2,681 172,473   Fashion & Clothing  
49   ? Blogs | AfterEllen.com 16,405   Personal  
50   Copyblogger 31 11,696   Marketing  
 
    Legend
    Blogcosm profile of this blog
    Link directly to the blog
    ? Arguably not a blog (what do you think?)
    x Not a blog (at least not by our definition)
    a Deleted, content not suitable for this blog
Technorati position as of March 1, 2008 (or later)
Alexa three-month data as of March 8, 2008 (or later)

 Now, every one of these blogs may be interesting, and perhaps even important in their own way. But do you see them as the most powerful?

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