Friday, January 4, 2008

nz blogosphere FAQ

definition:
  • regularly updated
  • author-operated website
  • blog format
  • linked
  • original content
  • public discourse
  • re: nz
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  • regularly updated
    - min. one post per month (average).

  • author-operated website
    - non-corporate (not necessarily non-commercial) blog whose author(s) are in control of their own content and participation in the blog.

  • blog format
    - website with manual entries (not operating as an aggregator) displaying those posts in a reverse chronological order (not operating as an internet forum eg. with more discussion internal to the platform and its members than external/public interaction).

  • linked
    - blog is linked to by min. of one blog on list.

  • original content
    - some posts must represent the author's opinion/thoughts or public position on an issue (content cross-posted or published in other media, but posted in a blog authorised by the author, is acceptable).

  • public discourse
    - must be publicly accessible (eg. no mandatory sign-ins to view) and blog content - at least in part - must be made in order to communicate with a NZ audience (though not necessarily exclusively) on matters of public concern such as current affairs, social/political issues, and other subjects and themes with a public angle (personal, private, professional, trade, corporate, sectarian blogs etc. that are narrowly focused on internal debate, or are personal/family in content, are discounted). A comments function is not necessary.

  • re: nz
    - some posted content must relate to Aotearoa, or address some issues in a NZ context, in some direct way (discounting the author's nationality, residence/location).
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    ranking:

    average daily unique visits
    +
    incoming links
    +
    average posts per week
    [from 03/2008 onwards:
    +
    average highest commented post per week]
    =
    ranking score
  • 6 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Pardon my quibbling, but how can Uncensored (No 20) rank as a blog?

    If you go there, it is a commercial website selling a conspiracy magazine.

    There is nothing on it that I could find remotely like a blog :-)

    Did it get in your list by spamming you, maybe?

    motuekanews said...

    http://motuekanews.iblog.co.nz

    Could you please update my rankings? Thanks.

    Motueka News Online said...

    The Motueka News Blog has moved to
    www.blog.motuekanewsonline.co.nz

    and I now have a website as well
    www.motuekanewsonline.co.nz

    Local, political, quirky, of interest to all friends and residents of the Motueka-Tasman region, or anyone who likes a good read.

    Website updated daily, blog updated at least once a week.

    See you there!

    Anonymous said...

    Excuse my ignorance, but why don't Stuff blogs, and other newspaper blogs, count?

    Tim Selwyn said...

    Why don't Stuff blogs, and other newspaper blogs, count?Firstly, The most important metric used in the rankings is traffic and those corporate blogs are impossible to gauge. Because they are attached to such big websites they would probably dwarf all the other types of blogs if they were included.

    Secondly the corporate blogs are the least independent as far as authorship goes - being subject to corporate editorial practice, standards and sub-editing etc.

    Robert Winter said...

    http://robertwinter.blogspot.com/

    I believe that I meet the criteria. Do you need any further information?