Tech vs. Politics in the B’osphere

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It seems that the blogosphere is divided into three main categories, two which being the more important onces (in my opinion):

  • Technology
  • Politics
  • Personal

The two important ones, as you’ve probably guessed from the title, are tech and politics. It’s interesting to me that these two have taken the lead, as Technorati’s popular blogs list clearly demonstrates. Let me explain. Here are the top 10 blogs which I have divided into their respective categories:

  1. Boing Boing – Tech
  2. Engadget – Tech
  3. PostSecret – Other
  4. Daily Kos – Politics
  5. Huffington Post – Politics
  6. Gizmodo – Tech
  7. Instapundit – Politics
  8. Crooks and Liars – Politics/General News/Other
  9. Michelle Malkin – Politics/Personal
  10. spaces.msn.com/members/samzhu – Personal/Other

As you can see, it’s pretty dead on. The tech category has three blogs, two of which leading. The politics category has five blogs, none of them leading (closest is #4) but there’s more in quantity. As for the other categories (*cough* PostSecret), let’s just ignore them for the sake of this.

Why this surprises me is because tech being a specific “nerdy” category and politics/general news being general, as in for a general audience, you’d think there’s more of them and there’s less of us. Of course, the opposite can be true as well, since there are [possibly] more techies in the blogosphere. There are no official stats for this, but I would publicly like to request FeedBurner to make one. Technorati’s one is just who’s got more links where as FeedBurner’s would be the real thing. And as for the “I don’t want to share my FeedBurner data” aspect that some of them may concern, well first of all, you’re already sharing your Technorati and Bloglines data and second, who cares, you’re one of the top few.


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