IntelliSeek researched the most quoted news items in personal logs and Web journals. The most popular news items for bloggers in 2004 include:
- CNN and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart: October debate with CNN Crossfire hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala
- Slate.com: Unfairenheit 9/11: The Lies of Michael Moore
- BBC: Obituary of radio DJ John Peel
The data was compiled by Intelliseek’s BlogPulse, an automated blog portal that tracks and analyzes more than 2 mln blogs daily. Blogs, short for weblogs, are easily published web sites that serve as online diaries, journals, newsletters or sources of opinion, information and expertise. By some estimates, the Internet now hosts 5-8 mln blogs.