Breaking news: We differ!

This is wonky as hell, but I think it says that left-leaning blogs are more, um, democratic. They are much more collaborative for instance, where right-leaning blogs are more sole authors. The study looked at the top 155 political blogs. (I think the link is a summary of a longer (and no doubt wonkier) paper on the way the left and the right blogsphere differ in terms of their use of the available technology.)

Sites on the left adopt more participatory technical platforms; are comprised of significantly fewer sole-authored sites; include user blogs; maintain more fluid boundaries between secondary and primary content; include longer narrative and discussion posts; and (among the top half of the blogs in our sample) more often use blogs as platforms for mobilization as well as discursive production.

The graphic is a bit fuzzy – a bit clearer at the link.

5 responses to “Breaking news: We differ!

  1. shoot cool stuff dude.


  2. they should do on bigotness and racists.

    The red will be spiking high.


  3. did you hear about the racist ad by a Republican in FL. He showed a white man and said that do u think this is a terrorist and then he showed a middle eastern looking guy and said or do you think this is what terrorist looks like.

    I don’t understand what is wrong with these Republicans…


    • I saw it and it made me sick. You want to know what’s wrong with these Republicans? What wrong is they have allowed the racists and bigots and idiots to take over their party because they’re desperate to hold onto the redneck and ‘Christian’ vote. And now the old-timers in the party are strangers in their own party and the Sarah Palins and Glenn Becks speak for them.


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