Impact of weblogs and mainstream media [Technorati]

Technorati has published this chart (click to enlarge) that illustrates the influence or authority of a site or blog as measured by the number of people who are linking to it.

As the chart above shows, the most influential media sites on the web are still well-funded mainstream media sites, like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN. However, a lot of bloggers are achieving a significant amount of attention and influence. Blogs like bOingbOing, Daily Kos, and Instapundit are highly influential, especially among technology and political thought leaders, and sites like Gizmodo and Engadget are seeing as much influence as mainstream media sites like the LA Times.

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