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December 22, 2004

Another end of the year blogosphere list

The Blog Herald has named their The Top 10 interesting people in the Blogosphere in 2004. It's an interesting list in that the trends remain the same, visibility is limited to filter blogs and primarily male bloggers. Here are some quick observations (using grounded theory methods):

The post includes a list of who they knowingly missed in the list of ten. It includes seven more blogs:

So the trends we discussed in Women and Children Last hold true even after a year of blogging advancement. The privileged bloggers are primarily male, white, and American. Their blogs are filters, and are primarily political or technical oriented.

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Herring, Susan C., Kouper, Inna, Scheidt, Lois Ann, & Wright, Elijah (2004). Women and Children Last: The Discourse Construction of Weblogs. In Laura J. Gurak, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff, & Jessica Reyman (Eds.), Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. Retrieved July 2, 2004 from http://blog.lib.umn.edu/blogosphere/women_and_children.html.

Posted by prolurkr at December 22, 2004 09:19 AM

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Yes, you are correct, they are nearly all white, middle aged Americans, and yes male, and I can assure you that its not my doing that the list went this way but it is an unfortunate fact that the top bloggers are nearly all exclusively white American middle aged men, and it is something I have commented on previously at the Blog Herald. Wonkette (Ana Marie Cox) is a creation of Nick Denton, and my comments were not meant to be tokenistic, as she has a massive profile built of her own back, but despite knowing and corresponding with a number of relatively high profile female bloggers (many of whom write great blogs) none has the profile except Cox to make the Top 10 list.

Would I like to see this change. Yes. Will it change any time soon? Most likely not. You will see more non-Americans coming through (Yes I'm white, but I'm Australian and not quite middle aged yet)but the US dominance of the blogosphere is a fact at this time and only when blogging continues to grow outside the US (for example, Blogging is not nearly as well known here in Australia for example) will this lead be challenged.

Posted by: Duncan at December 22, 2004 09:31 PM

I understand what you are saying Duncan. My issue, which is one with the topic not with you or your blog, is how "blog" is defined in these contexts, this includes how the tracking services rank "blogs." The definition privilages political & technical filter blogs - which are produced almost exclusively by highly educated males. These rankings do not include say personal journal blogs, or cooking blogs. Both of these types garner significant readership but are usually not included in the rankings by definition.

Posted by: Lois at December 23, 2004 08:22 AM

I understand to, very intresting.

Posted by: mihey at March 22, 2005 07:28 PM

I can create some blogging for de. and us country.

Posted by: mihey at March 22, 2005 08:51 PM