Comparing Political Blogs: Conservative Versus Liberal

Kos reports:

Of the twenty-four liberal blogs in the top quintile, Dailykos, TPM Café, Smirking Chimp, Metafilter, BooMan Tribune, MyDD, and Dembloggers are full-fledged community sites where members cannot only comment, but they can also post diaries / articles / polls. By comparison, there are no community sites among the top twenty-four conservative blogs.

The main reason why this is bad for the convervative side of the blogosphere is that often, these community sites provide a platform for budding bloggers before they branch out into their own solo efforts.

In short, the anti-community nature of right-wing blogs has resulted in a stagnant aristocracy within the conservative blogosphere that prevents the emergence of new voices and, as a result, new reasons for people to visit conservative blogs.

2 thoughts on “Comparing Political Blogs: Conservative Versus Liberal

  1. Lyle

    True.. But, jeez ain’t the nature of conservatives to be ‘closed-system’ entities.
    Can’t have members thinking divergently can we?
    L

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  2. Peter From Greenwich

    This also could be the prevailing atittude amoung conservative bloggers: The need to dissiminate information from the top down, in a sort of “we know beeter than you” attitude, than a “power to the poeple” populist approach that many libberal bloggers espouse. Talk to Rush, Bob Novack, Bill Kristol, and George Will, and they will discouont liberals due to thier S doesn’t S attitude about ideas, power and the marketplace of ideology.

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