Thursday, April 03, 2008

We're number 47?!

A.C. Douglas has compiled the classical-music blogosphere top-50 rankings for 1Q 2008. Your humble correspondent and his blog, this blog, made the list at number 47. His methodology is here, and here are all the competitors.

Ultimately, having some experience with math, I like his methodology. It seems pretty fair and reasonably accurate. I do, however, take something approximating issue with the underlying premise. More links does not necessarily mean quality. For example, I got a lot of links for suggesting that supporting Gustavo Dudamel was, essentially, supporting Hugo Chávez, whose regime is execrable at best.

Depending on your view of such matters, those links do not imply quality. Indeed, given the tone, the opposite is likely true.

While a ranking based on content quality is, by its very nature, more subjective, it could also more accurately reflect the state of the blogosphere hereabouts. It does get us into quality-by-whose-standards concerns and bias, but that is easily corrected by having two or three people compile lists and average the rankings.

Beyond that, Mr. Douglas deserves credit for taking upon himself to compile a list about as objective as anyone could want.


At 3:42 PM, Blogger A.C. Douglas said...

How does one quantify quality?

Can't really be done, can it.

And that incoming link count does NOT indicate quality. It indicates relative importance within the universe being measured, and importance does not necessarily equate with quality, sad to say.

I thank you for your gracious words, and congratulate you on your blog's ranking.


At 4:54 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Smith said...

The quantification of quality is, indeed, the primary issue in any such issue. It, sooner or later, comes down to a gut judgment which can be expressed, say, numerically.

That number doesn't mean very much, other than an expression of the shades between "I hate this blog" and "I love this blog," but that opens up another can of worms. That is, what is the nuance between a 5-scored blog and a 6-scored blog?

No, it can't really be done in any meaningful and objective way.

As to quality versus relative importance, I take your point. Now that I really think about it, your quarterly ranking system takes care of the idea that a high-quality blog might not be terribly relatively important, since a high-quality blog will attract a readership over time.

In other words, your system makes even more sense now.

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