October 03, 2003

BlogWars, Day 1

Now that The Kicker has finally launched, we can finally see who is the true queen of the blogosphere: Spiers, Chung or Sicha? Scores are for today's postings only, of course, up until 7pm.

 
A) Number of entries
8
10
10
B) Number of interesting entries
0
4
4
C) Number of funny entries
0
0
2
D) Number of working hyperlinks
8
46
21
E) Number of broken hyperlinks
2
0
0
F) Word Count
1,018
1,508
1,353
G) Uses of first person singular
7
0
8
H) Uses of first person plural
6
7
15
I) Self-reference in third person
0
9
0
J) Uses of "Tina Brown"
5
0
1
K) Uses of "Lloyd Grove"
2
0
3
L) Uses of "Elizabeth Spiers"
0
1
1
M) Headlines with Bizarre capitalisation
1
0
0
N) Best line
"Chloe Sevigny is Paper magazine's Princess Diana"
"It's big news that Renee Zellweger is gaining weight"
"I hope Page Six doesn't find out about our Conde Nast sex map"

The final scores, arrived at using the formula A+B+C+D/3-2E+F/100-G-2H-2I+J+K+3L-3M+N, where N=5 if you've got the best line, are:

The Kicker: 2
Gothamist: 15
Gawker: 11

So the winner is... Gothamist! Congratulations, Ms Chung.

(In case you're wondering, the 5 points for best line went to Gawker.)

Posted by Felix at 12:20 AM GMT
Comments
#1

Oh so rigged. First, there are errors in the scorekeeping. it should br F/100, not F/10. Also, you blatantly favor Gothamist in your generous doling out of points for links.

And why have blogwars at all? Your getting all Huntingtonian about the blogosphere, why not be a Fukuyaman and celebrate the things in common?

Posted by: Stefan on October 3, 2003 12:41 AM
#2

Sorry, of course I meant F/100. My bad � fixed now.

Posted by: Felix on October 3, 2003 12:53 AM
#3

Thanks for cracking this one, Felix, but in my blogosphere, Choire will always be Queen.

Posted by: Jen on October 3, 2003 01:33 AM