Thursday, July 28, 2005

Power of the Blog

This FT.com article, Internet study warns politicians on power of the blog, says that "websites played an important role in swinging public opinion against Europe's constitutional treaty,according to an internet study by two researchers at the University of Technology of Compi├Ęgne (UTC)".


Below is a "visualization demonstrating how two-thirds of the websites & blogs devoted to France's recent referendum about the European Constitution favoured the 'No' campaign.The original dataset contained 12.000 sites,of which only 295 sites commented on the referendum.The graph shows the hierarchy of hyperlinked connections between those blogs, & explores the potential influence of blogs on the referendum & its aftermath".The blue dots are "OUI",the red are "NON".

blog impact visualization

Via Smartmobs

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