“Blogs I Read”: Partisanship and Party Loyalty in the Canadian Political Blogosphere


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Type of work: Article (academic)


Information Society | Politics and Political Science


This article builds upon current hyperlink mapping research to determine the degree of party loyalty and partisanship in the Canadian political blogosphere. The article develops a hyperlink-based method of determining blogger endorsements as a means of tracking cross-party recommendations. The article concludes that bloggers affiliated with the governing Conservative Party of Canada exhibit the most cohesive ideological and party loyal set of blog recommendation links.