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A View from Brad King

A Blog Year in Review

Want to see the biggest stories of 2005? Avoid the mainstream media, and check out the blogs. Here’s one good list.

  • December 30, 2005

I love the news. I spend more than my fair share of time surfing the Web, checking out news sites, reading magazines, and watching television. It’s hard to be in the business if you aren’t (obsessively) preoccupied with what other people are doing.

Fortunately, I have friends like Susan – a notoriously Web-minded individual – who are the same way, which helps me track down even more news than normal. They are my real-life RSS readers. Since I’ve been scouring the news for “end of the year lists,” she sent me this Blogpulse link that tracks the most blogged-about stories for 2005.

Sure, you can go to Technorati to find out what’s happening right now, and the same with Digg Spy – but this is the end of the year, which means stock-taking time, and that requires a bit more vision backwards. As our Web editor Wade pointed out in his blog post a few days ago, maybe the closest thing to Blogpulse is the Google Zeitgeist.

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