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Case study with Data blogs, from 300 to 1000

February 10, 2011

We looked at how we could help increase the size of a list of Top300 Data blogs fast.
Initial idea from Marshall Kirkpatrick.
Project turn around 1 day. Here is the initial list of 300 bloggers:

Here is how we proceeded:

  • We loaded the initial list in our application
  • We mapped the initial community (graph above)
  • We analyzed the different clusters and identify a few sub communities around: BI, SOA/CLoud and Machine Learning
  • We also mine the content the initial bloggers’ list and got the following “expressions” as the one most frequently used
  • We expanded the different clusters and came up with a list close to 1000 (graph below)
  • This list has two major clusters and 4 smaller ones
    • SOA/Cloud/Architecture
    • BI
    • BI-Datamining
    • BI-Visualization/Dashboarding
    • Machine Learning/NLP/ SNA/ Comp Linguistics/ AI (oops a taboo word)
    • Developper blogs around data
  • Half of the bloggers form a very well connected community around those subjects. The others are not

Below are the top 500 ranked by influence.

1 http://radar.oreilly.com 251 http://blogs.forrester.com/business_process
2 http://googleblog.blogspot.com 252 http://arubawayne.blogspot.com
3 http://www.readwriteweb.com/cloud 253 http://wiseanalytics.typepad.com
4 http://www.datacenterknowledge.com 254 http://www.tom-carden.co.uk
5 http://aws.typepad.com 255 http://www.openstack.org/blog
6 http://www.cloudave.com 256 http://www.panorama.com
7 http://www.information-management.com 257 http://mybiasedcoin.blogspot.com
8 http://www.enterpriseirregulars.com 258 http://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/hadoop
9 http://www.flowingdata.com 259 http://blog.scottlowe.org
10 http://www.itbusinessedge.com 260 http://anand.typepad.com/datawocky
11 http://www.cloudera.com 261 http://www.leebyron.com
12 http://www.highscalability.com 262 http://www.chrisharrison.net
13 http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com 263 http://blog.asmartbear.com
14 http://www.dbms2.com 264 http://mlinpractice.blogspot.com
15 http://www.allthingsdistributed.com 265 http://apperceptual.wordpress.com
16 http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog 266 http://www.robhirschfeld.com
17 http://www.hunch.net 267 http://blog.gardeviance.org
18 http://www.smartdatacollective.com 268 http://www.elementallinks.com/author/bmichelson
19 http://www.kdnuggets.com 269 http://www.windley.com
20 http://glinden.blogspot.com 270 http://www.zoliblog.com
21 http://aws.typepad.com/aws 271 http://loosebolts.wordpress.com
22 http://www.infosthetics.com 272 http://www.ramonchen.com
23 http://www.dataminingblog.com 273 http://lizmcmillan.ulitzer.com
24 http://blog.softwareinsider.org 274 http://doubleclix.wordpress.com
25 http://blog.programmableweb.com 275 http://quantombone.blogspot.com
26 http://perspectives.mvdirona.com 276 http://onionesquereality.wordpress.com
27 http://www.lingpipe-blog.com 277 http://www.tibcoblogs.com/cep
28 http://www.gapminder.org 278 http://blog.sasinct.com
29 http://datamining.typepad.com 279 http://businessfoundation.typepad.com
30 http://www.thenoisychannel.com 280 http://www.ryangoodman.net/blog
31 http://www.intelligententerprise.com 281 http://shivabizint.wordpress.com
32 http://nlpers.blogspot.com 282 http://www.juiceanalytics.com/writing
33 http://www.ocdqblog.com 283 http://obibb.wordpress.com
34 http://cloud.gigaom.com 284 http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/blog
35 http://datamining.typepad.com/data_mining 285 http://searchdatamanagement.bitpipe.com
36 http://gevaperry.typepad.com 286 http://www.datagovernance.com
37 http://www.jtonedm.com 287 http://www.textanalyticsnews.com
38 http://www.timoelliott.com/blog 288 http://mark.reid.name/iem
39 http://www.dataists.com 289 http://blog.recordedfuture.com
40 http://www.informationisbeautiful.net 290 http://blog.data-miners.com
41 http://www.information-management.com/news 291 http://www.fivethirtyeight.com
42 http://devcentral.f5.com/weblogs/macvittie 292 http://blog.ouseful.info
43 http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor 293 http://datadoghouse.typepad.com/data_doghouse
44 http://cwebbbi.spaces.live.com 294 http://blog.initiate.com
45 http://www.decisionstats.com 295 http://blogstats.wordpress.com
46 http://www.daniel-lemire.com 296 http://blog.blprnt.com
47 http://stage.vambenepe.com 297 http://www.data-miners.com/blog
48 http://obiee101.blogspot.com 298 http://blog.okcupid.com
49 http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com 299 http://www.messymatters.com
50 http://terrytao.wordpress.com 300 http://hlplab.wordpress.com
51 http://www.r-bloggers.com 301 http://windowoffice.tumblr.com
52 http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS 302 http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/connectedweb
53 http://www.johndcook.com/blog 303 http://blogs.boomi.com/bod
54 http://julianhyde.blogspot.com 304 http://1raindrop.typepad.com
55 http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll 305 http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com
56 http://www.cloudswitch.com 306 http://www.theagileexecutive.com
57 http://www.dataqualitypro.com 307 http://www.saasbuzz.com
58 http://abbottanalytics.blogspot.com 308 http://www.appirio.com/blog
59 http://searchbusinessanalytics.techtarget.com 309 http://www.thestoragearchitect.com
60 http://www.analyticbridge.com 310 http://www.tomhcanderson.com
61 http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com 311 http://geneticargonaut.blogspot.com
62 http://nosql.mypopescu.com 312 http://blog.minethatdata.com
63 http://www.daniel-lemire.com/blog 313 http://neverknewthat.wordpress.com
64 http://www.dataspora.com/blog 314 http://blogs.oracle.com/datawarehousing
65 http://www.elasticvapor.com 315 http://www.monashreport.com
66 http://jamesdixon.wordpress.com 316 http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/bei
67 http://mervadrian.wordpress.com 317 http://blogs.sas.com/sasdummy
68 http://www.dashboardinsight.com 318 http://bardoli.blogspot.com
69 http://www.redmonk.com/cote 319 http://www.dashboardspy.com/experts
70 http://www.rationalsurvivability.com/blog 320 http://www.legrandbi.com
71 http://www.dataflux.com 321 http://www.informationarbitrage.com
72 http://geomblog.blogspot.com 322 http://businesssintelligence.blogspot.com
73 http://www.b-eye-network.com/blogs/imhoff 323 http://www.paloinsider.com
74 http://googleresearch.blogspot.com 324 http://practicalquant.blogspot.com
75 http://www.drewconway.com/zia 325 http://richardlees.blogspot.com
76 http://www.dataspora.com 326 http://www.willgorman.com
77 http://blogs.oracle.com/frankbuytendijk 327 http://www.b-eye-network.com/blogs/grimes
78 http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com 328 http://blogs.gartner.com/dave_mccoy
79 http://blog.rightscale.com 329 http://mjfb-books.blogspot.com
80 http://fscavo.blogspot.com 330 http://briefingsdirectblog.blogspot.com
81 http://www.arnoldit.com/wordpress 331 http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog
82 http://www.cloudtweaks.com 332 http://www.bitcurrent.com
83 http://www.dataflux.com/dfblog 333 http://jeffjonas.typepad.com/jeff_jonas
84 http://oraclebizint.wordpress.com 334 http://www.riccomini.name
85 http://www.powerpivotpro.com 335 http://slycoder.wordpress.com
86 http://oraclebi.blogspot.com 336 http://gameswithwords.fieldofscience.com
87 http://liliendahl.wordpress.com 337 http://theprodigalacademic.blogspot.com
88 http://www.techcrunchit.com 338 http://lucene.grantingersoll.com
89 http://natishalom.typepad.com 339 http://terrierteam.blogspot.com
90 http://cloudcomputing.blogspot.com 340 http://blog.veronis.fr
91 http://junkcharts.typepad.com 341 http://www.mendicantbug.com
92 http://www.biblogs.com 342 http://www.drmaciver.com
93 http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com 343 http://cloud-computing.learningtree.com
94 http://nickbarclay.blogspot.com 344 http://intacct.blogspot.com
95 http://www.lemire.me/blog 345 http://devcentral.f5.com/weblogs/psilva
96 http://www.datawrangling.com 346 http://www.cloudenterprise.info
97 http://dbmsmusings.blogspot.com 347 http://www.theagileadmin.com
98 http://palblog.fxpal.com 348 http://blog.gogrid.com
99 http://www.jackofallclouds.com 349 http://www.sixteenventures.com/blog
100 http://www.searchenginecaffe.com 350 http://www.joyeur.com
101 http://smoothspan.wordpress.com 351 http://www.insidehpc.com
102 http://kevinljackson.blogspot.com 352 http://www.jpmorgenthal.com/morgenthal
103 http://www.bartongeorge.net 353 http://blog.theloosecouple.com
104 http://www.mwdadvisors.com/blog 354 http://technoracle.blogspot.com
105 http://www.mspmentor.net 355 http://blogs.cisco.com/sp
106 http://siebel-essentials.blogspot.com 356 http://blog.heroku.com
107 http://www.geekswithblogs.net/darrengosbell 357 http://www.softwarestrategiesblog.com
108 http://behind-the-enemy-lines.blogspot.com 358 http://www.oncloudcomputing.com/en
109 http://www.igvita.com 359 http://soa-eda.blogspot.com
110 http://www.privatecloud.com 360 http://charltonb.typepad.com/weblog
111 http://www.kaushik.net/avinash 361 http://datacenterdesign.blogspot.com
112 http://www.ibridge.be 362 http://blog.sciodev.com
113 http://petewarden.typepad.com/searchbrowser 363 http://www.azurejournal.com
114 http://www.anyall.org 364 http://www.informaniac.net
115 http://www.irgupf.com 365 http://radfordneal.wordpress.com
116 http://www.semanticweb.com 366 http://www.dataminingdownunder.com
117 http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter 367 http://machine-learning.blogspot.com
118 http://blog.sforce.com/sforce 368 http://pedrocgd.blogspot.com
119 http://www.column2.com 369 http://jkobielus.blogspot.com
120 http://www.cloudscaling.com/blog 370 http://www.beyeblogs.com/karthikonbi
121 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure 371 http://bibrain.blogspot.com
122 http://govcloud.ulitzer.com 372 http://optimizermagic.blogspot.com
123 http://www.cloudbzz.com 373 http://www.thebiblog.com
124 http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady 374 http://www.saasbusinessintelligenceforum.com
125 http://onertipaday.blogspot.com 375 http://knowledge.ciber.nl/weblog
126 http://rnm1978.wordpress.com 376 http://atomai.blogspot.com
127 http://looksmarter.blogspot.com 377 http://pminsight.blogspot.com
128 http://hekatonkheires.blogspot.com 378 http://bi-tch.blogspot.com
129 http://www.rittmanmead.com/blog 379 http://blogerp.typepad.com
130 http://my.safaribooksonline.com 380 http://datamarket.azure.com
131 http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog 381 http://blog.enterpriseadvocates.com
132 http://www.eagereyes.org 382 http://www.cloud9analytics.com
133 http://petewarden.typepad.com 383 http://topologicalmusings.wordpress.com
134 http://oakleafblog.blogspot.com 384 http://www.bigdatamatters.com
135 http://oracledmt.blogspot.com 385 http://www.simplecomplexity.net
136 http://www.powerpivotblog.nl 386 http://cloudintegration.wordpress.com
137 http://michaeltarallo.blogspot.com 387 http://www.measuringmeasures.com/blog
138 http://www.intelligententerprise.com/blog 388 http://www.datafactotum.com
139 http://yaroslavvb.blogspot.com 389 http://content.stamen.com
140 http://www.norvig.com 390 http://blog.devdonkey.org
141 http://www.datadoodle.com 391 http://www.radicalcartography.net
142 http://www.jilldyche.com 392 http://maureenogara.sys-con.com
143 http://www.ysearchblog.com 393 http://lauriemccabe.wordpress.com
144 http://earningmyturns.blogspot.com 394 http://www.bytemining.com
145 http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio 395 http://www.infovegan.com
146 http://www.cloudpundit.com 396 http://dbmoore.blogspot.com
147 http://www.chaotic-flow.com 397 http://rpbouman.blogspot.com
148 http://cloudcomputing.ulitzer.com 398 https://www.cloudave.com
149 http://pro.gigaom.com 399 http://www.sunlightlabs.com
150 http://www.measuringmeasures.com 400 http://rbaltman.wordpress.com
151 http://blogs.oracle.com/warehousebuilder 401 http://mlstat.wordpress.com
152 http://blogs.informatica.com/perspectives 402 http://www.drmaciver.com/blog
153 http://blog.technologyevaluation.com 403 http://researchonsearch.blogspot.com
154 http://timmanns.blogspot.com 404 http://www.enterprisesearchblog.com
155 http://www.obiee-blog.info 405 http://www.vetta.org
156 http://www.powerpivotgeek.com 406 http://blog.wordnik.com
157 http://blogs.msdn.com/bi 407 http://isquared.wordpress.com
158 http://datalligence.blogspot.com 408 http://jochenleidner.posterous.com
159 http://datadoghouse.typepad.com 409 http://blog.semantichacker.com
160 http://www.texttechnologies.com 410 http://www.livewebir.com/blog
161 http://www.asterdata.com/blog 411 http://www.lexalytics.com/lexablog
162 http://www.peterjamesthomas.com 412 http://lada.si.umich.edu:8080/wordpress
163 http://www.mndoci.com 413 http://resnotebook.blogspot.com
164 http://denglishbi.spaces.live.com 414 http://www.blogamundo.net/dev
165 http://www.ocdqblog.com/home 415 http://www.storagerap.com
166 http://www.cloudera.com/blog 416 http://briefingsdirect.posterous.com
167 http://www.conflate.net/inductio 417 http://blogs.talis.com/nodalities
168 http://thelousylinguist.blogspot.com 418 http://vburke.wordpress.com
169 http://fountnhead.blogspot.com 419 http://techbuddha.wordpress.com
170 http://cloudonomics.ulitzer.com 420 http://itblagger.wordpress.com
171 http://blogs.oracle.com/xmlpublisher 421 http://blog.elementallinks.net
172 http://www.enterprise-dashboard.com 422 http://www.itwriting.com/blog
173 http://dashboardspy.wordpress.com 423 http://blog.appirio.com
174 http://oracleolap.blogspot.com 424 http://markclittle.blogspot.com
175 http://www.juiceanalytics.com 425 http://thecloudguytim.wordpress.com
176 http://intelligent-enterprise.informationweek.com/blog 426 http://www.appistry.com/blogs
177 http://jeffjonas.typepad.com 427 http://www.transparentuptime.com
178 http://blog.jonudell.net 428 http://www.bladewatch.com
179 http://www.hilarymason.com 429 http://www.virtualization.com
180 http://www.anyall.org/blog 430 http://soa-talk.blogs.techtarget.com
181 http://databeta.wordpress.com 431 http://www.cloudstoragestrategy.com
182 http://open.blogs.nytimes.com 432 http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud
183 http://nuit-blanche.blogspot.com 433 http://blog.virtacore.com
184 http://www.cloudcomputing.info/en 434 http://rvsoapbox.blogspot.com
185 http://www.cloudofdata.com 435 http://www.soacenter.com
186 http://mike.teczno.com 436 http://www.infosysblogs.com/cloudcomputing
187 http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/barbaro 437 http://gevaperry.typepad.com/main
188 http://www.business-intelligence-quotient.com 438 http://duckdown.blogspot.com
189 http://www.bifacts.com 439 http://www.jeffjonas.typepad.com
190 http://blogs.sas.com/sascom 440 http://www.marktab.net/datamining
191 http://blogs.sas.com/cokins 441 http://blog.rapleaf.com/dev
192 http://gilkalai.wordpress.com 442 http://togelius.blogspot.com
193 http://lucatrevisan.wordpress.com 443 http://www.scienceblogs.com/developingintelligence
194 http://blog.revolution-computing.com 444 http://medal.cs.umsl.edu/blog
195 http://www.technologyreview.com/blog 445 http://www.neuralmarkettrends.com
196 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bi 446 http://blog.rgrossman.com
197 http://www.tableausoftware.com/blog 447 http://dataminingwarehousing.blogspot.com
198 http://www.michaelnielsen.org/blog 448 http://sqlrs.blogspot.com
199 http://natishalom.typepad.com/nati_shaloms_blog 449 http://peoplesoftbits.wordpress.com
200 http://www.nicholasgoodman.com/bt/blog 450 http://kferrier.blogspot.com
201 http://blog.sematext.com 451 http://www.wills-blog.com
202 http://pedroalves-bi.blogspot.com 452 http://blogs.forrester.com/information_management
203 http://databasecolumn.vertica.com 453 http://www.renditionx.com/mastering
204 http://blog.codalism.com 454 http://www.shangyezhineng.com/blog
205 http://www.infra20.com 455 http://spotfireblog.tibco.com
206 http://blogs.cisco.com/news 456 http://www.sqlserverbiblog.com
207 http://www.thinkstrategies.com/blog 457 http://blog.datainspirations.com
208 http://blog.tridentcap.com 458 http://blogs.hexaware.com/business_intelligence
209 http://www.onstrategies.com/blog 459 http://blogs.sas.com/bipie
210 http://service-architecture.blogspot.com 460 http://sas-bi.blogspot.com
211 http://www.thenumerati.net 461 http://www.dashboardzone.com
212 http://matlabdatamining.blogspot.com 462 http://www.dallasmarks.org/blog
213 http://www.dashboardspy.com 463 http://paulsteynberg.blogspot.com
214 http://www.gerardnico.com/weblog 464 http://blog.pentaho.com
215 http://business-intelligence.kdejonge.net 465 http://bisolutions.blogspot.com
216 http://minethatdata.blogspot.com 466 http://www.blogerp.com
217 http://pjsrandom.wordpress.com 467 http://www.datalossdb.org
218 http://zyxo.wordpress.com 468 http://datapuzzle.typepad.com
219 http://www.chandoo.org/wp 469 http://www.smartdatacollective.com/blog
220 http://learndiscoverer.blogspot.com 470 http://performancepoint07.blogspot.com
221 http://kenoconnordata.wordpress.com 471 http://www.actuate.com/home
222 http://www.structureddata.org 472 http://blog.tanelpoder.com
223 http://eon.businesswire.com 473 http://www.benfry.com/writing
224 http://www.brentozar.com 474 http://www.zerohedge.com
225 http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/blogger 475 http://www.predictivesignals.com
226 http://decisionstats.wordpress.com 476 http://blog.cloudeventprocessing.com
227 http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy 477 http://www.calculatedriskblog.com
228 http://blogs.the451group.com/opensource 478 http://aristippus303.wordpress.com
229 http://jshurwitz.wordpress.com 479 http://www.chartporn.org
230 http://nlbi.blogspot.com 480 http://www.sqlstream.com/blog
231 http://dealarchitect.typepad.com/deal_architect 481 http://scorecardstreet.spaces.live.com
232 http://chucksblog.emc.com/chucks_blog 482 http://www.metaoptimize.com/blog
233 http://sarahburnett.blogspot.com 483 http://roman.stanek.org
234 http://www.sna-projects.com/blog 484 http://www.fulltablescan.com
235 http://xianblog.wordpress.com 485 http://www.analysisintelligence.com
236 http://lifeanalytics.blogspot.com 486 http://charliem.wordpress.com
237 http://www.cerebralmastication.com 487 http://blogs.sas.com/getgrowkeep
238 http://blog.doloreslabs.com 488 http://ml.typepad.com/machine_learning_thoughts
239 http://www.propublica.org/nerds 489 http://haas.openbi.com
240 http://www.iq.harvard.edu/blog/sss 490 http://www.socializationofdata.com
241 http://blog.smola.org 491 http://mikecurr55.wordpress.com
242 http://tm.durusau.net 492 http://www.identityresolutiondaily.com
243 http://blogs.zdnet.com/Gardner 493 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/naturallanguage
244 http://www.greenm3.com 494 http://pseudo.posterous.com
245 http://www.kinlane.com 495 http://willwhim.wordpress.com
246 http://www.vosibilities.com 496 http://infoblog.stanford.edu
247 http://vimsu99.blogspot.com 497 http://irepeat.wordpress.com
248 http://www.machinedlearnings.com 498 http://www.emergingcl.com
249 http://mgarner.wordpress.com 499 http://www.visualrevenue.com/blog
250 http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/ebizq_forum 500 http://blog.amyiris.com
9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2011 11:19 pm

    Cool! I just added your rankings to Fluidinfo (http://fluidinfo.com). Please let me know if you’d like to take over the ecairn.com user on Fluidinfo & I’ll send you the password :-)

  2. March 30, 2011 4:18 am

    What a fantastic list of blogs! Thanks for putting this together.

  3. April 1, 2011 11:37 pm

    Only #162 – must start blogging more again I guess…

  4. July 5, 2011 11:28 am

    I tried to publish a comment earlier, although it has not shown up. I think your spam filter may be broken?

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