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: Back on July 9 and July 10, I said that the audience’s news judgment — as reflected in Technorati and Blogdex — does not match the news judgment of big news organizations and that’s a problem for the big guys. I suggested that someone study the differences:
It would be interesting for an academic out there to chart the top stories on, say, Blogdex vs. the top stories on Google News (which, though automated, tracks professional news organs). I say you’d then be tracking the interests of the audience (with bloggers as an imperfect proxy that is improving as the universe grows) vs. the interests of the pros.
Well, Steven Johnson did just that for his Discover Magazine column, comparing GoogleNews headlines — which rise by their use in big media — with Technorati headlines — which rise with their links from bloggers:
So how do the Technorati headlines compare with the old-fashioned ones? On major news events