Why are Liberal Blogs More Popular than Conservative Blogs?
by Devanshu Mehta
The question is, why are liberal blogs more popular than conservative blogs? Granted my sources are not perfect, but according to “technorati”:http://www.technorati.com/pop/blogs/ and “Alexa”:http://www.alexa.com/browse/general/?&CategoryID=381&mode=general&SortBy=Popularity&mode=general&R=True&Start=0&BrowseStart=0&CategoryID=381 liberal blogs get more traffic and are linked to more than conservative ones. “DailyKos”:http://www.dailykos.com and “Common Dreams”:http://www.commondreams.org march ahead with “MyDD”:http://www.mydd.com and “The Huffington Post”:http://www.thehuffingtonpost.com not far behind.
One suggested reason is that more liberal blogs have comments and promote individual blogs, participation and more which bring more repeat and continuous traffic. Also, it is possible that progressive/liberal and anti-war blogs are read in countries other than the United States; this may not be as likely for the conservative ones. The other theory is that the party in opposition has more to complain about, strategize about and work on than the party in power. In that case, I will revisit this article if things change in November of 2008 :).
I don’t know about the rest of humanity, but I personally like to leave flames about the articles on what I percieve as less than agreeable topics. For instance, if someone wrote an article touting the advantages of RFID for implantation purposes, I would likely refer them to Revelation chapter 13…
I think more than anything, people like to complain and/or add their beef to contravercial topics. Where better to find a contravercial topic than a liberal web site?
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One can correctly paraphrase Churchill as saying, “Any young person who is not a liberal has no heart; and any old person who is not a conservative has no brain.”
The young tend to be more liberal — I would say naive — and they also tend to be more net-savvy.
It may be that simple.
Because liberal blogs use facts and aren’t lined with shit and nonsense that are characteristic of most conservative blogs
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