Saturday, November 08, 2003

Graphing the NZ blogosphere

The Political Compass test seems to be doing the rounds again, and Tim Lambert's nifty graph of where various blogs stand has inspired me to do a similar one for New Zealand bloggers.

Or, in case you want the actual numbers (from right to left):

BlogRight / LeftAuthoritarian / Libertarian
David Farrar10.0-6.15
Running Blog Capitalist7.00-2.77
Michael Green5.88-4.72
The Whig5.00-1.79
Cuba St Geek0.75-3.69
This Chick0.62-3.33
Gareth Robinson0.38-1.28
Damian Christie0.38-3.85
The Holden Republic0.00-3.69
The Sock Thief-0.38-3.13
David Zanetti-1.25-5.03
Big News-2.38-2.26
Half Pie-3.38-5.85
Che Tibby-3.50-5.44
Joe Mahoney-3.75-4.31
David Slack-4.00-4.92
Russell Brown-4.62-4.62
The Backyard-5.38-4.51
Philosophy, etc-5.38-5.74
The Grey Shade-5.62-7.28
No Right Turn-5.75-7.49
Justin Moore-6.4-4.51
Matt Nippert-7.25-6.56
Greg Stephens-7.38-6.72
First Against the Wall-8.12-6.46
Matthew Walker-8.12-7.69
Just Left-8.75-8.36
Bad Politics-9.00-8.72

I'll add more data as it comes in.

Update: I've added Michael Green to the graph, though he mostly seems to blog about cameras rather than politics.

Update 2 (9/11/03): I've also added DPF, who overtakes Darkness as New Zealand's most right-wing blog.

Update 3: Mea culpa Yes, the chart was originally labelled "Authoritarian / Libertarian". I changed it to "Authoritarian / Liberal" on the basis of a feeling that I'd gotten it wrong. Obviously I should have checked first and made sure of it, and it has now been changed back to "Libertarian". Mea cupla, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. The graph will change when I next update and upload it.

Update 4 (11/11/03): Added Russell Brown, Damian Christie, and Leto. I'm no longer alone in my own little corner!

Update 5 (11/11/03): Added Cuba St Geek, The Sock Thief, Joe Mahoney, and NoiZyBlog.

Update 6 (13/11/03): Added Half Pie, This Chick, and Malach (who used to run NewsBox).

Update 7 (13/11/03): Corrected This Chick's rating to her current views, not her past ones. Also, she points out that there is another political test at

Update 8 (14/11/03): Added David Zanetti and Justin Moore.

Update 9 (15/11/03): Added Gryfon.

Update 10 (16/11/03): Corrected Gryfon's results and spelled his nym correctly.

Update 11 (23/11/03): Added Matthew Walker.

Update 12 (01/01/04): Added Bad Politics.

Update 13 (24/05/04): Added Steve and Just Left.

Update 14 (04/06/04): Added Syringe, David Slack and Matt Nippert.

Update 15 (24/10/04): Added The Whig, Holden Republic, Hans, The Backyard, Span, and Asher.

Update 16 (26/10/04): Added GeniusNZ (the first in the top left quadrant), Big News, Che Tibby, Philosophy, et cetera, The Grey Shade, and First Against the Wall, and fixed a few typos in the table.

Update 17 (09/01/05): Added Gareth Robinson, ObservatioNZ, Tristan and Greg Stephens


Thought you'd like to know
Economic Left/Right: 5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.77

Posted by Gaz : 1/26/2005 10:14:00 AM

Can you add Apanthropinization at

Economic Left/Right: -8.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74

Posted by Anonymous : 9/10/2005 10:05:00 PM

Economic Left/Right: 7.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.67

Posted by Ross Browne : 11/08/2005 10:19:00 PM

Economic Left/Right 8.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: +6.15

Posted by Baldrick's Road to Glory : 11/13/2005 02:45:00 PM

I'm at
Economic Left/Right: 10.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 5.74

Posted by Insolent Prick : 8/29/2006 01:56:00 PM