A Web Blog allows users to share news, gossip, opinions, useful tricks, resources and any cool things on web. There are around 156 million public blogs in existence. Blogger is the most popular blogging service used today.
Here is the list of Top 10 Most Popular Blogs on the basis of their viewers and popularity across the globe.
Mediaite is a news and opinion blog, covering politics and entertainment. Dan Abrams launched the blog in July 2009. Mediaite’s traffic averaged about a million visitors in a month.
Deadspin is a sports blog owned by Gawker Media. The site posts comments, recaps, previews of the major sports stories, sport-related anecdotes, and rumours of the day. The Deadspin welcomes a record 462 million unique visitors and about 573 million page views.
Gizmodo is a design and technology blog owned by Gawker Media Network, run by Nick Denton. The Blog was launched in 2002. It had a major redesign in 2011. Gizmodo has been barred from all Apple hosted events and product launches.
Tmz is a celebrity news blog, and is owned by Time Warner. The Blog was founded in 2005. Tmz’s revenues were around the $15 million range in 2011. Tmz is cited as “one of the most successful online ventures of the last few years” by New York Times.
Gawker is based in New York city, and focuses on celebrities. Gawker was founded by Nick Denton in 2003, the Blog usually publishes around 20-30 post daily. The stories of the blog generally come from anonymous tips from the media, users of the site, and other blogs.
Mashable is a news, technology and social media blog that was founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005. It receives approximately 50 million viewers per month. It has also over 3 million Twitter followers and over 1 million fans on Facebook. Mashable was noted as “one of the 25 best blogs” by Time Magazine.
4. The Verge
The Verge is an american media network operated by Vox Media. The Blog was launched by Joshua Topolsky in 2011. The network focused on “long form feature stories, news, product reviews, and entertainment shows”. The Verge received 5 Webby Awards in 2012.
3. Business Insider
Business Insider is all about american business and technology news. Founded by Double Click this blog provides business news and acts as an aggregate of top news from around the world. It has 54 million unique visitors. Business Insider was an official Webby honouree for “Best Business Blog” in 2009.
Buzz Feed is an american blog that is owned by Buzz Feed Inc. The blog combines a technology platform for detecting viral content with an editorial selection process to provide a snapshot of the “viral web in real time”. Buzz Feed was founded by Jonan Peretti in 2006.
1. The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is an online news aggregator that was launched in 2005 by Arianna Huffington. The Huffington Post was ranked #1 on the basis of “Alexa Global Traffic Rank and U.S Traffic Rank”. AOL announced that it acquired “The Huffington Post” for $315 million in 2011. In 2012, The Huffington Post won the Pulitzer prize in the category of “National Reporting for Senior Military”.
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