In 2006, CNET News.com introduced you to our first Blog 100 list.
With more than 14 million blogs in existence that year and another
80,000 being created each day, we highlighted what we thought were some
of the ones worth checking out.
Blogs have become an important source of information, but the
signal-to-noise ratio has made it hard to find the gems. In our pursuit,
we spent weeks checking out technology-oriented blogs based on the
recommendations from our reporters and readers.
Of course, such a list is bound to generate vigorous agreement and
vehement dissent. It's impossible to even get universal agreement on the
definition of a blog.
For our search, we decided to be very liberal. You'll find blogs
produced by a single person and others that have grown to include a
staff of contributors. Some are associated with major news outlets,
while some are published by large companies. The bottom line is that
they all are produced by passionate people who have a wealth of
information about their corner of the tech world.
After defining the types of blogs that could be considered for our list,
the next question was to determine just what constitutes a "good" blog.
There are a lot of reasons people find particular blogs worthy of their
time. Some are valued solely for their aggregation of pertinent news,
while others have formed a devoted following based on the robust and
educated comments of their readers. Still others have become popular
because of their humor or for the biting tone of their writers'
With a blog being created about every second, there are bound to be many
more good ones.
Blogs featured in the Blog 100