September 10, 2012
Influencing the internets
It seems UFollow's algorithms decided I'm among the 100 most influential columnists and bloggers. Other econbloggers on their list included Paul Krugman, Felix Salmon, Ezra Klein, Yves Smith, and Bill McBride.
Posted by James Hamilton at September 10, 2012 11:12 AMdigg this | reddit
Let me say that you are more influencial than your ranking on this blog would show. It does not distinguish between good cites and bad cites. My guess on Paul Krugman is that his errors fill most of the cites of his work.
You support you positions with evidence. While we may disagree your posts are always well reasoned and supported.
Most of those on the list are techies. Notably missing are those who primarily share information like Russ Roberts at Econtalk.
Anyway keep up the good work!!
Posted by: Ricardo at September 10, 2012 12:29 PM
most seem to write about gadgets...that indicates a certain bias in what kind of articles are most often cited...
Posted by: rj sigmund at September 10, 2012 01:02 PM
Congratulations! For me, and I assume for many others, your blog is #1. I look forward to continuing to learn from you.
Posted by: Phil Rothman at September 10, 2012 07:22 PM
For Janus face to be complete M. Chinn should be included.
Anyway difficult to quantify but easy to distinguish knowledge and research from information.
Posted by: ppcm at September 10, 2012 10:31 PM
I had a discussion with you on the last blogpost on Peak Oil, and I think I called you a coward for ducking the term(and I stand by that statement!).
Nonetheless, I find you reasoned, intelligent and the fact that you seem to get Peak Oil, even if you are wise to avoid any doomsday pronouncements, is very needed.
I would probably bet that a fair share of your readers are indeed Peak Oil readers. Probably a minority but a significant minority nonetheless.
You're often quoted on places like www.theoildrum.com and energy bullentin.
And for good reasons, I might add.
Posted by: David at September 10, 2012 10:53 PM
It is nice to be recognized, but this is sort of strange list. The only ones I have heard of seem to be lefty types.
Posted by: Rich Berger at September 11, 2012 05:44 AM
Posted by: Steven Kopits at September 11, 2012 09:14 AM
Congrats, Prof. You're number 1 on my blogger list.
Posted by: Brian at September 11, 2012 09:47 AM
Gratitude for this blog! Always insightful and justly tolerant of diverse views.
Economics, politics, philosophy... what's not to like?!
Posted by: person1597 at September 11, 2012 09:50 AM
Keep up the good work, Jim, :-).
Posted by: Barkley Rosser at September 11, 2012 11:00 AM
Scanned the list and found I am familiar with 10%
Guess I don't get around the blogs much.
Posted by: dilbert dogbert at September 11, 2012 01:24 PM
Congrats Prof. Hamilton. This is my favorite econ. blog.
Posted by: CoRev at September 12, 2012 04:59 AM
Congrats! All the Best!
Posted by: Cezmi Dispinar at September 12, 2012 07:11 AM
James, congrats from John. Thats an achievement, worth at least a beer tonight, together with Menzie.
To quote W. Churchill: "I only trust these statistics, which I manipulated myself." All the best, keep on going.
Posted by: Johannes at September 12, 2012 09:55 AM