Comments: Technorati Top 100 blogs analysis methodology problem - different data sets!

Over-modesty ill becomes you, Seth! - someone heard, so the tree DID fall ...

Posted by Ric at February 28, 2006 03:08 AM

I thought long and hard about this one as people emailed me about the change after I posted the entry. At the end of the day, however, I decided that it does not matter much. The reason being that, whether the algorithm had changed or not has little matter in that the top 100 should be the same all the time if the theory of gatekeeping was right. few algorithm could break that kind of power. However, it appears that the list is much more active. I'll revisit the list in another six months and, with an algorithm that won't change, I expect to see as much movement then as I did now (but I could be wrong as I was surprised to see as much movement as I did on this one. I thought that it would show little to no move when I set out to do my analysis and discovered that my own thinking was wrong)

Posted by Tristan Louis at February 28, 2006 07:49 AM

I think people are hearing. For all the drums are beating about the power of weblogging, it doesn't take an overly sharp person to see something has drastically changed in the last month.

I think we have done peaked.

Posted by Shelley at February 28, 2006 09:30 PM

Shelley, people may be hearing some of the skeptical media columnists - but they sure aren't hearing me! :-(

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at March 2, 2006 01:01 AM