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The Oregon Commentator: 11th in influence, number one in our hearts

Ever wonder how far you can coast on charm? Well, according to and their patented “Oregon Influence Index”, the OC is the 11th most influential political blog in Oregon. I think that calls for a golf clap! The left-leaning Loaded Orygun (bad name, better content) took top honors.

Of course, you may wonder how one manages to quantify an abstract quality like “influence.” I have no clue, and the folks at aren’t spilling the beans. As they explain on their site, “The exact method BNN uses to calculate influence scores must remain proprietary in order to prevent attempts to game the system.” Damn, now I’ll never be able to hack my Bill Bradbury fanfic blog to the top of the list!

UPDATE: We’re up to 9th on the chart now – a change of two places in a little over an hour. Hmm, maybe the BNN’s methods for determining influence has something to do with how many times you link to them.

  1. Niedermeyer says:

    Yay us!

  2. Sean says:

    I don’t know which definition I like better…

    BTW, Great find, CJ!

  3. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Oh man, if you tried to deduct points from the Commentator for snark, it would be like telling your computer to calculate pi.

    It’s just my kind of luck to post something two hours before it completely changes.

  4. Dave Mastio says:

    If we deducted points for snarky comments you’d be back down to 11th. Unfortunately, the system is not that sensitive.

    It just updates every week at 12:01 am est Sunday morning.

  5. Josh M. says:

    Up to 9th now.

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