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2013 2013 2013 If this blog were <em>primarily</em> or even <em>exclusively</em> a blog dedicated to the climate, which is the case of <em>all</em> the colleagues and competitors listed below, I would find the results mediocre. But because it's primarily a theoretical particle physics blog, the results are OK. ;-)<br /><br />According to <br /><blockquote><a href="http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publications/WorkingPapers/Papers/120-29/Mapping-the-climate-sceptical-blogosphere.pdf">Mapping the climate sceptical blogosphere</a> (full paper in PDF)<br /></blockquote>by Amelia Sharman, <em>The Reference Frame</em> is the 10th "most central" skeptical climate blog on this blue, not green planet, tied with 3 more blogs.<a name='more'></a><br /><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8768832575723394"; /* 336x280, created 8/17/10 */ google_ad_slot = "0363397257"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--></script><br /><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><br />The author analyzed the links inside a network of 171 climate blogs by two methods, Freeman's approach and Bonacich's approach. The latter produced some unknown blogs at the top. The former, Freeman's analysis had two versions: rating blogs by their outgoing links and by the incoming links. Of course, I am a thinker, not a linker, so I only had a chance with the incoming links. Needless to say, the rating by outgoing links produces some relatively unknown blogs, too.<br /><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8768832575723394"; /* 336x280, created 8/17/10 */ google_ad_slot = "0363397257"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--></script><br /><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><br />So here is the only relevant table of results – Table 3 from the paper (Freeman's method applied to incoming links):<br /><ul><li>1. Watts Up With That</li><li>2. Climate Audit</li><li>3. Jo Nova</li><li>4. Bishop Hill</li><li>4. =ICECAP</li><li>6. Tom Nelson</li><li>7. No Frakking Consensus</li><li>8. JunkScience</li><li>8. =Science and Public Policy Institute</li><li>10. Climate etc.</li><li>10. =Climate realists</li><li>10. =Roy Spencer</li><li>10. =The Reference Frame</li></ul>The name of this blog was capitalized relatively to the source; sorry, the name is capitalized; the layout is just typeset in a style that shows capitalized letters in lowercase. ;-)<br /><br />Congratulations to the other blogs for their better spots, I think that they deserve it. I am a bit baffled by the complete absence of Climate Depot in these tables – except for a list of "web references" at the end – but I won't attack the author's methodology just because I find a result surprising (yes, I do consider Climate Depot to be an important source – and "a central source" could be even more accurate – of news about the climate debate).<br /><br />Hat tip to: <a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/09/09/mapping-the-skeptical-blogosphere-wuwt-seems-to-be-the-most-central-blog/">Anthony Watts' blog</a>, for it to become even more central. ;-)<br> 2013 2013 2013 <br>If this blog were <em>primarily</em> or even <em>exclusively</em> a blog dedicated to the climate, which is the case of <em>all</em> the colleagues and competitors listed below, I would find the results mediocre. But because it's primarily a theoretical particle physics blog, the results are OK. ;-)<br /><br />According to <br /><blockquote><a href="http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publications/WorkingPapers/Papers/120-29/Mapping-the-climate-sceptical-blogosphere.pdf">Mapping the climate sceptical blogosphere</a> (full paper in PDF)<br /></blockquote>by Amelia Sharman, <em>The Reference Frame</em> is the 10th "most central" skeptical climate blog on this blue, not green planet, tied with 3 more blogs.<a name='more'></a><br /><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8768832575723394"; /* 336x280, created 8/17/10 */ google_ad_slot = "0363397257"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--></script><br /><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><br />The author analyzed the links inside a network of 171 climate blogs by two methods, Freeman's approach and Bonacich's approach. The latter produced some unknown blogs at the top. The former, Freeman's analysis had two versions: rating blogs by their outgoing links and by the incoming links. Of course, I am a thinker, not a linker, so I only had a chance with the incoming links. Needless to say, the rating by outgoing links produces some relatively unknown blogs, too.<br /><br /><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8768832575723394"; /* 336x280, created 8/17/10 */ google_ad_slot = "0363397257"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--></script><br /><script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><br />So here is the only relevant table of results – Table 3 from the paper (Freeman's method applied to incoming links):<br /><ul><li>1. Watts Up With That</li><li>2. Climate Audit</li><li>3. Jo Nova</li><li>4. Bishop Hill</li><li>4. =ICECAP</li><li>6. Tom Nelson</li><li>7. No Frakking Consensus</li><li>8. JunkScience</li><li>8. =Science and Public Policy Institute</li><li>10. Climate etc.</li><li>10. =Climate realists</li><li>10. =Roy Spencer</li><li>10. =The Reference Frame</li></ul>The name of this blog was capitalized relatively to the source; sorry, the name is capitalized; the layout is just typeset in a style that shows capitalized letters in lowercase. ;-)<br /><br />Congratulations to the other blogs for their better spots, I think that they deserve it. I am a bit baffled by the complete absence of Climate Depot in these tables – except for a list of "web references" at the end – but I won't attack the author's methodology just because I find a result surprising (yes, I do consider Climate Depot to be an important source – and "a central source" could be even more accurate – of news about the climate debate).<br /><br />Hat tip to: <a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/09/09/mapping-the-skeptical-blogosphere-wuwt-seems-to-be-the-most-central-blog/">Anthony Watts' blog</a>, for it to become even more central. ;-)<br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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