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Saturday, August 02, 2008
Shotgun: Top 25 in Canada
This here blog was number 13 last month. This month, we've climbed a bit to the number nine spot. Check out the rest of the list, compiled and maintained by Robert Jago.
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Well done, WS! Congrats.
I've just posted a comment at the Jago Web site and was curious to find that a Web site called Michael Geist is ranked number one.
a) I've never heard of him, but so what? I'm assuming he's a liberal blogger as his posts deal with a number of issues I'm not particularly interested in: Herb Dahliwal, Don Tapscott, etc.
b) The highest number of comments posted was 16, whereas SDA, for instance, gets far more than 16 comments, which would be a low count for a post by Kate.
I'm curious about the criteria.
Posted by: batb | 2008-08-02 2:58:10 PM
I too am curious.
Posted by: Liz J | 2008-08-02 3:26:05 PM
Posted by: Opinion | 2008-08-02 8:18:53 PM
As long as the Western Standard is going up, I'm happy. Congratulations to our bloggers. Thanks!
If we start to trend down, I'll start asking questions about methodology. :-)
See you all at the #1 spot.
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-08-02 8:27:51 PM
Michael Geist is a liberal (as far as I can gather), but he blogs primarily about intellectual property. His blog is fantastic, and without him, Canadians would likely be much less informed about the IP goings-on, especially the DMCA style copyright reforms (Bill C-61) that Bev Oda and the Conservatives have been trying to pass. He's included on this list for the first time because Mr. Jago previously excluded him as a "single-issue" political blogger.
Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2008-08-02 8:57:05 PM
Thanks, Kalim, for your explanation. I'm curious about IP and DMCA. Forgive me. I am not computer savvy. I type fast, think fast, spell correctly, and can edit other people's work with some accuracy.
But I don't get along too well with acronyms or abbreviations, so if you could help me out, I'd be very appreciative!
Robert Jago, at his blog, very kindly gave me a link to the criteria:
My only problem was some of the terms used such as
Google Page Rank; Alexa Rank; List Ranking; Alexa toolbar; Digg; Reddit; Google PR 5 and 6 sites.:-)
Posted by: batb | 2008-08-02 9:05:57 PM
Great comment by Dataman over at Robert Jago's blog:
I tried to cut and paste it, but it didn't work! The comment is eminently readable and makes a lot of sense, talks about different readership and points out that Michael Geist's commenters seem to comment on his posts on a greater number of other blogs...
Posted by: batb | 2008-08-03 7:45:17 AM
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