The latest attempt to quantify which Russia Blog is the biggest, bestest and most popular is underway at Krusenstern (link removed as page has since been deleted), and predictably provoking controversy beyond belief.
Here are the top five – see if you can guess why I like this ranking method better than previous attempts… 😉
The list covers the “Top 50 blogs”, in both English and German, and there are some interesting blogs out there – including a few I hadn’t discovered before. Krusenstern’s post is well worth a visit, if only to browse the list and discover a few new blogs.
Some interesting debate in the comments, too, mostly involving La Russophobe.
One particular point, which I hadn’t considered before, covers whether blogs should publicly release their Sitemeter data. The potential problem with this is that it also displays quite a lot of information about the site’s visitors, including (partial) details of each visitor’s IP address. I think, over the next few days, I’ll need to consider whether it is appropriate to keep this data publicly available. In the meantime, any thoughts welcome.