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Tuesday, June 07, 2005


Orin Kerr asks:

[S]omeone needs to come up with a name for discussions about the blogosphere's gender/political/racial breakdown. These sorts of questions seem to pop up pretty frequently, and always lead to lots of discussion. Ideas, anyone?

I recommend "blogospherics," which I arrive at by combining "blogosphere" with "demographics."

Posted by Daniel Solove on June 7, 2005 at 10:03 PM in Blogging, Daniel Solove | Permalink


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I like "blogographics" for the repeating 'g" creating fun with phonemes.

Mary Katherine, I am not certain if this suggestion for a term was specifically aimed at protected classifications. Consider that the political leanings of the various blogs inspired this post at the VC. I thin kthe list includes some equal proteciton classes but I question whether that was the impetus behind the coining of blogographics.

Posted by: Joel | Jun 8, 2005 9:31:22 AM

I think what it is called is not as significant as the fact the majority of the legal profession when considering race/gender/politics or any other "worthy" protected classification, always leaves out disability -- the "Mindset" I believe the U.S. Soliciter General's briefs mentioned in Medical Bd. of California v. Hason and Tennessee v. Lane.

Posted by: Mary Katherine Day-Petrano | Jun 8, 2005 12:25:02 AM

That should be blogographics, not blogospherics. Not that I dislike your suggestion Dan.

Posted by: Alan | Jun 7, 2005 11:23:14 PM

Nobody likes blogospherics? But it has such a nice ring to it.

Posted by: Daniel Solove | Jun 7, 2005 11:22:23 PM

Blogfiling/Blogfile. profiling plus blog.

Posted by: Christine Hurt | Jun 7, 2005 11:17:50 PM


Posted by: Alan | Jun 7, 2005 11:02:18 PM

or demoblogics?

Posted by: Dan Markel | Jun 7, 2005 10:39:35 PM

how about demospherics?

Posted by: Dan Markel | Jun 7, 2005 10:39:15 PM

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