Blogcritics

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Blogcritics
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Web address blogcritics.org
Slogan "The Critical Lens on Today's Culture & Entertainment"
Type of site
Blog/Online magazine
Available in English
Owner Critical Lens Media, Ltd.
Created by Eric Olsen and Phillip Winn
Launched 2002
Alexa rank
negative increase 49,109 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Owned and operated by Critical Lens Media, Ltd. (Barbara Barnett & Jon Sobel)

Blogcritics is a blog network and online magazine of news and opinion. The site was founded in 2002 by Eric Olsen and Phillip Winn. Blogcritics features more than 100 original articles every week, and maintains an archive of all its published content.[2][3]

History[edit]

The site was founded in 2002 with 50 members[3] and has substantially increased that number by allowing anyone to contribute. A team of editors reviews every article prior to publication on the site.

In August 2008, the blog search engine, Technorati, acquired Blogcritics for an undisclosed amount of money. As a result, publisher Olsen and technical director Winn became full-time Technorati employees.[4] One of the first collaborative ventures of the two entities was for Blogcritics writers to begin writing descriptions of Technorati tags.[5]

In April 2009, Blogcritics underwent a complete site redesign[6] and switched content management systems.

In his official email newsletter, sent during the week of 12 Sep 2010, publisher Eric Olsen stated that he was leaving Blogcritics and Technorati:

As of November 22, 2011, Blogcritics has 3,997 blog writers registered.[7]

In March 2014, Blogcritics was acquired by executive editors Barbara Barnett and Jon Sobel under their new company Critical Lens Media, Inc.[citation needed]


Honorable recognition[edit]

Blogcritics has won several blog awards, including a Bloggie and recognition as a Forbes.com Best Media Blog. In addition, the site is an accredited news source for both Google News and Yahoo! News.[3][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blogcritics.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Blogcritics about page
  3. ^ a b c Media release about Blogcritics redesign
  4. ^ "Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game". TechCrunch. August 26, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  5. ^ Jennifer Van Grove (2009-02-03). "New Technorati Tag Pages: Good For Them, But What About You?". Mashable.com. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  6. ^ Tartakoff, Joseph (April 28, 2009). "paidContent.org - Technorati's Blogcritics Gets A Makeover". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Writers". Blogcritics Magazine. 
  8. ^ "Online Magazine Blogcritics Redesigns, Streamlines, Redefines What It Means to be Superior"

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