Has your company adapted to, and taken advantage of, blog capabilities?

Intelliseek’s BlogPulse: 2004 Year in Review

This listing shows the most popular blogs, part of what I feel is the best blog research in the world. As I understand the ranking, Intellisync / Blogpulse located the number of references to the site elsewhere on the web in order to derive the ranking. Some of the sites are silly or frivilous, but don’t let that mislead you: the blog is here to stay as a powerful, community-based publishing and communication tool.

To recruit the terminology of Thomas Friedman in his new book, “The World is Flat”, blogs are a great flattener which essentially erase the economic barriers of entry to a variety of publishing venues.

And with the speed of the internet, blogs have had a marked and well-publicized effect on the traditional news media.

But less visible is the impact on corporations and how they project and defend their corporate image and identity, and that of their products and services.

Has your company adapted to, and taken advantage of, the capabilities of blogs? If you are a technology company, do you monitor http://slashdot.org to reveal potentially damaging reviews about your product or service?

Top Blogs – Rank, Name, Number of Citations.

1
BoingBoing
23836

2
DailyKos
21530
3
Instapundit
21391
4
The Drudge Report
19220
5
Slashdot
18901
6
AndrewSullivan.com
17174
7
Talking Points Memo
15127
8
Eschaton
14370
9
Washington Monthly
13193
10
Power Line
12059
11
Albino Blacksheep
10880
12
Little Green Footballs
10601
13
engadget
10436
14
The Smoking Gun
8487
15
MetaFilter
8263
16
Wonkette!
8068
17
Gizmodo
8024
18
The Command Post
7844
19
Captain’s Quarters
6771
20
Wizbang!
6631
21
HughHewitt.com
6386
22
The Volokh Conspiracy
6182
23
Michele Malkin
6160
24
Penny Arcade
6142
25
Informed Comment
6137
26
J-Walk Blog
5787
27
Protein Wisdom
5458
28
Blogs for Bush
5391
29
Kottke.org
5360
30
Belmont Club
5081
31
Lileks.com
4974
32
Buzzmachine
4860
33
A Small Victory
4806
34
Dean’s World
4605
35
Crooked Timber
4444
36
The Scepter of Angst
4414
37
Allah is in the House
4296
38
Scobleizer
4287
39
VoidStar
4182
40
INDC Journal
4172
41
Democratic Underground
4124
42
Outside the Beltway
4077
43
Gawker
3959
44
Pandagon.net
3754
45
Gothamist
3673
46
Tim Blair
3616
47
Roger L. Simon
3603
48
Brad DeLong’s Semi-Daily Journal: a Weblog
3549
49
VodkaPundit
3372
50
TalkLeft
3300
51
Unconscious Mutterings
3293
52
Daniel D. Drezner
3180
53
Blackfive
3180
54
Mad Science News
3171
55
Oliver Willis
3161
56
Cox and Forkum Editorial Cartoons
3159
57
Matthew Yglesias
3150
58
This Blog is Full of Crap
3050
59
Windsofchange.net
3028
60
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire
3005
61
Billmon
2947
62
Joi Ito’s Web
2928
63
Waxy.org
2917
64
Hullabaloo
2888
65
Jihad Watch
2827
66
Marginal Revolution
2807
67
Scripting News
2780
68
IMAO
2751
69
Iraq the Model
2718
70
The Official Kerry-Edwards Blog
2718
71
ScrappleFace
2692
72
MyDD
2595
73
This Modern World
2515
74
Defamer
2510
75
Lessig Blog
2474
76
Maud Newton
2457
77
Kuro5hin
2447
78
Questions and Observations
2420
79
The Blue Lemur
2395
80
techdirt
2370
81
Chrenkoff
2339
82
Right Wing News
2322
83
Rathergood.com
2318
84
Ace of Spades HQ
2318
85
Argghhh
2302
86
Dan Gillmor eJournal on SiliconValley.com
2296
87
Filling a Much-Needed Void
2279
88
USS Clueless
2276
89
Wil Wheaton dot Net
2266
90
Reason Online Hit and Run
2254
91
The American Prospect: Tapped
2240
92
The Truth Laid Bear
2233
93
Backcountry Conservative
2200
94
The Jawa Report
2192
95
Polipundit.com
2175
96
dooce
2163
97
The Politburo Diktat
2139
98
Baghdad Burning
2079
99
Jeremy Zawodny’s blog
2070
100
Orcinus
2043

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