Tuesday, April 26, 2005


This has been getting some attention and has resulted in an increase of traffic for me over the past two days.
Now let me just say its cool that some undergrad computer science student's honours project revolved around blogging. Secondly it's great that his methodology ended up ranking this blog as the tenth most popular Canadian political blog out there, but really people: that can't be right.

1. Any list of Canadian bloggers that did not include Paul Wells, Andrew Coyne, or Colby Cosh has a serious flaw.

2. You'll note I mentioned my traffic has increased over the past two days. You'll also note that I say that with the full knowledge that this site received an overwhelming 62 visits yesterday! That kind of traffic doesn't qualify me for the top ten of anything.

3. Whatever the methodology was it seems remarkably left-wing and Liberal skewed. Kinsella is nubmer one, while CalgaryGrit is number two. Other than Monte Solberg, there is no one on the top ten I would qualify as 'conservative.'

Knowing nothing about computer science I can't really comment on the methodology of the project. However, the results seem a little off.

All that being said...


Posted by Matthew @ 4:50 p.m.

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The funny thing is that I posted up the link to the guy's Honours project as more of a joke than anything. It's amazing how much it's gotten featured on various 'blogs. That said, I agree that starting a web-crawl from CalgaryGrit to count links of various Canadian poli-blogs probably isn't the best way to get the right-wing 'blogs included. If he had started at Blue Tory or something, the list probably would have been quite different. That said, I know crap all about comp-sci either so I have no idea what I'm talking about....

Posted by Blogger Socialist Swine @ April 27, 2005 2:47 a.m. #
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