Monday, November 24, 2008

The Web's 20 Most Heard Voices in the United Kingdom

Apparently yours truly is the "third most heard voice on the UK internet". Indeed. No, I'm not quite sure what that means either. Perhaps I just shout a bit louder than others :).

NowPublic, the world's largest participatory news network, today announced its fifth MostPublic Index, identifying the Web's 20 most visible individuals in the United Kingdom. The MostPublic Index is a detailed barometer of whose voices are most heard in the digital landscape as new channels - Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and the like - transform how media is created and spread. Their press blurb says...

"The goal of NowPublic's MostPublic Index is to measure - on a completely transparent, metric-driven basis - who has the greatest digital reach and is most effectively broadcasting their own personal brand online," said Leonard Brody, CEO of NowPublic. "The UK Index is our first foray into analyzing the digital landscape outside of North America. Our neighbors across the pond have a history of early technology adoption and it's clear that the utilization of leading US-based microblogging tools is no exception."

NowPublic's formula gauges connectivity and "publicness" across four categories, including:

- Online Visibility
- Presence on User-Generated Content and Social Networking Sites
- Interactivity and Accessibility
- The "R" Factor: Presence on Microblogging Platforms (Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)

NowPublic examined statistics in each of these categories from Alexa, Compete, Facebook, Flickr, Google, Quantcast, Technorati, YouTube, and various other blogs and sites, to create a list of the United Kingdom's most visible and connected individuals. It then narrowed the list to 20 by analyzing and documenting individuals' presence and popularity in each of these channels, applying a weighted scoring system, determined by the strength of specific traits held in each online community. A detailed account of the scoring system can be viewed here.

So, who are these twenty (yes, you know what's coming...)...

1. Rory Cellan-Jones Blog
2. Darren Waters Blog
3. Iain Dale Blog
4. Paul Bradshaw Blog
5. Erik Huggers Blog
6. Tom Coates Blog
7. Ewan McIntosh Blog
8. Stephen Fry Blog
9. Nick Robinson Blog
10. Neil McIntosh Blog
11. Suw Charman-Anderson Blog
12. Alan Connor Blog
13. Kevin Anderson Blog
14. Andy Murray Blog
15. Ian Betteridge Blog
16. Robert Peston Blog
17. Jon Kossman Blog
18. Euan Semple Blog
19. Jack Schofield Blog
20. Charles Arthur Blog

16 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

I have not heard of 13 of them. And I spend a lot of time online.

idle said...
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Julian Clary said...

I didn't know Stephen Fry had a blog. Thanks for the link, I think this might be fun.

idle said...

I've never read such a load of rubbish. I clicked on a couple at random (names I'd never heard of) and they were not even regular bloggers.

Britain loves Stephen Fry, but on the telly, not the web. I doubt even 0.1% of his telly audience has ever accessed him on the web, or knows that he has a website.

This is typical self-regarding media gibberish. Why you brought it to our attention beats me.

The Creator said...

Golly, I do love tosh. And this is tosh with a capital T.

Jabba the Cat said...

Must be bollocks, no sign of Guido.

Newmania said...

The tender feeling between Iain Dale and his ego is one of the great love affairs of the 21st century.
Fortunately there is no longer any shame for a man to be clasped in passionate embrace with a blow up version of himself , or indeed enjoying the simple act of holding hands with such a fascimilie in the Park.

Its beautiful man (sniffle )

Kcila said...

I've only heard of six of these guys (and five if the Andy Murray listed isn't the tennis player!) And without wishing to enlarge your ego anymore the only one I ever check in on is yours Iain. So this list is a load of old bollox!

Victor, NW Kent said...

A preposterous list of mainly obscure people who blog on obscure topics.
Where is Guido who probably has more hits than 15 of them put together?
Iain, let me assure you that Twitter, Faceboook and the rest of the self-congratulory apparatuses are very inconsequential to most people.

Guido Fawkes said...

So well heard that some of them have no feedback comments?

yer woman said...

I've only heard of five of them, and this is the only blog from the list I comment on too.

Alan said...

The list would be a lot smaller if you removed all those suckling at the public teat (and Iain would head it).

I pay my considerable taxes for nurses, doctors, p'leecemen & soldiers....not for state-funded meeja luvvies to preen their egos with my wallet.

The Creator said...

Incidentally, the Andy Murray blog isn't remotely a blog at all. It is a web site.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

That makes you a very big fish in a very small pond. No matter that I think you are the bitch's widgets,the badger's nadgers, etc., whilst reserving the right to blame you for the decline of civilisation, with particular reference to your tastes in music and what you get up to on a Saturday afternoon.

Little Black Sambo said...

Who are all these other people? Iain, you ought to be a little worried by the company you have been assigned to. (I have heard of Stephen Fry, but should never wish to read anything by or about him. Oh, and also Nick Robinson, another name not to be linked with.)

Niccolo Machiavelli said...

Who are all these people?