July 09, 2006

Wisdom of blogs : Italy to win, Language Log to place?

Matthew Hurst at Data Mining reads the blogospheric tea leaves: "Here's how I read the following graph: the blogosphere was more surprised to see France getting through to the final than Italy. Therefore, there is a higher expectation for Italy to win."

There's a lot of interesting stuff on Matthew's blog: take a look at his most recent post, "Mapping categories of influence in the blogosphere", for example. And he wins the Language Log seal of approval by citing Nature's recent list of 50 top science blogs, ordered by Technorati rank, and noting that they left out Language Log, which should have been in 2nd place, right after Pharyngula.

Posted by Mark Liberman at July 9, 2006 09:05 AM