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The Top A List Bloggers Battle It Out

In an interesting twist, Jason Calacanis is taking on top Blog lists and putting his money where his mouth is.

There’s been a lot of back and forth about A-list bloggers, the Technorati 100, the value of lists, and how to “work the A-list.?

Well, I’m sick of the Technorati 100. Now, it’s good to have a list (more on this later), but we need a better list that is more accurate and includes many more people, and both old-school and new-school bloggers.

… and I’m willing to pay for it—sort of. 🙂

What Mr. Calacanis is offering is based on a desire for a “feature rich, frequently-updated, and fair system”. He is offering $50,000 in advertising to the first person to come up with a better 100 list based on the feedback in his article. Or, if a programmer wants to build such a top notch list for Weblogs, he’ll pay $10,000 cash.

Here are some of the discussions he cites in his article that are worth reading about how this A List issue for bloggers is getting out of control.

What do you think about these A Lists of the Top Bloggers? Do they mean much to you? And are they worth $50,000 to get these A Lists “right”?


  1. Nick
    Posted October 16, 2005 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Didn’t someone already win that prize? By the way, Blogebrity is straight-up at now — small URL change.

  2. Posted October 18, 2005 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Once you have a list based on opinion, there are going to be people that question it.

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