Announcing patriotically.com, where we at blogosphere.us turn our attention (and our database) to the upcoming election.
The site basically has three different “views” of our data — each candidate’s raw total number of mentions in linktext (the tally was started on February 1st), each candidate’s percent change between today and yesterday’s totals and a “reading list” for each candidate that answers the age-old question “what else are people linking to this candidate linking to.”
It’s a new release, and we’re ironing the bugs out, but any feature requests or other comments would be greatly appreciated..
Very interesting. I wonder what people will make of this. At first blush, it seems to falter precisely where other looks at the agenda do. Bush will remain “on top” in terms of the discussion because he is relevant. It seems some of the existing dictionaries could be employed to see whether these are positive or negative mentions. Nonetheless, this is a very interesting project, and bears watching–especially in terms of the response it garners: the meta-conversation.