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85 Viral Blogovations

From Blog Book Deals to Political Clout

— November 29, 2008 — Pop Culture
Blogs have completely revolutionized how Internet users express themselves. The degree of anonymity that the Internet provides allows individuals to explore interests they might not readily admit to pursuing in ‘real’ life. While some of these interests are socially unacceptable or less-than-legal, others, like a punctuation obsession or artistic arrangement of stylish senior citizens, are far more innocent.

Indeed, the Internet has inspired a culture of its own, where memes are coined and spread through the blogosphere like wildfire. The phrases ‘Rick Roll,’ ‘Disaster Girl’ and ‘LOL Cats’ mean nothing to someone who doesn’t use the Internet regularly, but for a blogger they are well understood.

While the blog community as a whole still isn’t universally accepted in many industries, the 2008 U.S. presidential election brought the real-world power of the virtual people into sharp focus. Indeed, blogs like Trend Hunter were specifically credited for Barack Obama’s victorious campaign effort.

Check out the other blogovations in the cluster below.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Botanical Bloggers
Botanical Bloggers
Japanese Plant Authors Blog
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83
$15 Million Blogs
$15 Million Blogs
Bankrate Purchases Bankaholic
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82
Communities that Blog to God
Communities that Blog to God
Dear God
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81
Blogging on the High Seas with Carnival
Blogging on the High Seas with Carnival
John Heald's Bloggers Cruise
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80
Government Web Control
Government Web Control
Turkey's Extreme Blog Censorship
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79
Celebratory Micro-Blogs
Celebratory Micro-Blogs
Twitter Buzzing with Congrats for Obama
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78
Booming Blog Stats
Booming Blog Stats
120,000 Blogs Started Today, Same Tomorrow
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77
Regulating Blogs
Regulating Blogs
Should Blogging Permits be Required?
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76
Twitter for Businesses
Twitter for Businesses
Yammer Brings Microblogging to Work
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75
Live Broadcasting for the Masses
Live Broadcasting for the Masses
blogTV
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74
Comprehensive Blog Statistics
Comprehensive Blog Statistics
Woopra
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73
Scholarships for College Bloggers
Scholarships for College Bloggers
$10,000 Award for Online Writing
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72
108 Year Old Bloggers
108 Year Old Bloggers
Celebrating the "Life of Riley"
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71
Twitter for Terrorists
Twitter for Terrorists
Criminal Communication Through Microblogging
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70
Art Manipulated by Blogger Posts
Art Manipulated by Blogger Posts
Pulse
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69
Bloggers as Designers
Bloggers as Designers
Perez Hilton Launches Fashion Line
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68
Jessamy Hawley, Trend Hunter and Gadget Candy Editor Ranked Top 10 Hot Blogger
Jessamy Hawley, Trend Hunter and Gadget Candy Editor Ranked Top 10 Hot Blogger
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67
Blog Your Dog
Blog Your Dog
Chihuahua Craziness
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66
Bloggers Defy Great Firewall
Bloggers Defy Great Firewall
Chinese Publishers Embrace Web
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65
Hijacked Micro-Blogging
Hijacked Micro-Blogging
Twitter is Penis
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64
Blog-Influenced News Projects
Blog-Influenced News Projects
Toms Book Traveling Diaries
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63
Giving Blogs Sexes
Giving Blogs Sexes
The GenderAnalyzer
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62
Bloggers Back Buddhists
Bloggers Back Buddhists
International Blogger's Day For Burma
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61
Interactive Home Building Show
Interactive Home Building Show
DIY Blog Cabin
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60
Blooker Prize for Bloggers
Blooker Prize for Bloggers
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59
Inviting Bloggers to Boost Exposure
Inviting Bloggers to Boost Exposure
Sony Foam City
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58
Grants for Rural Youth Bloggers
Grants for Rural Youth Bloggers
Taming China's Wild, Wired West
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57
Designers Embrace Blogs
Designers Embrace Blogs
Oscar de la Renta joins Chanel, Gucci
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56
Event Style Blogs
Event Style Blogs
Cannes Film Festival Fashion
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55
First School for Bloggers
First School for Bloggers
OhmyNews Citizen Journalism School
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54
Blog Laws
Blog Laws
Britney Spears Sues Perez Hilton
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53
Blogging Robot
Blogging Robot
PaPeRo
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52
Post-Election Photoblog Patriotism
Post-Election Photoblog Patriotism
‘From 52 to 48 with Love'
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51
Blog Book Deals
Blog Book Deals
Stuff White People Like
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50
Marketing to Bloggers
Marketing to Bloggers
What to do if Bloggers Hate Your Brand
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49
Fake Rockstar Blogs
Fake Rockstar Blogs
Steven Tyler Sues Online Imposters
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48
Bribing Beijing Olympic Bloggers
Bribing Beijing Olympic Bloggers
Gehua New Century Hotel Offers Cash For Stories
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47
Fake Blogs Banned
Fake Blogs Banned
Crackdown on Corporate Fakes (Watch Out Wal-Mart, Sony and McDonalds)
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46
Space Blogs
Space Blogs
Ansari Blogs From Zero Gravity
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45
Super Meta Blogs
Super Meta Blogs
AllTop
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44
Protect, Serve, Blog! Meet the LAPD Blog
Protect, Serve, Blog! Meet the LAPD Blog
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43
Retail Giant Not Recognizing Blogs
Retail Giant Not Recognizing Blogs
Target Says They Don't Care
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42
Experiments in Lifestyle Design
Experiments in Lifestyle Design
Blog of the New Rich
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41
Heineken Uses Geoblogging
Heineken Uses Geoblogging
Virtually Stalk Beer Delivery Men
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40
Free Trips for Bloggers
Free Trips for Bloggers
International Invites
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39
Senior Cyber Celeb
Senior Cyber Celeb
95 Year Old Blogger Has 60,000+ Readers
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38
Animated Gossip Blogs
Animated Gossip Blogs
Ashton Kutcher Launches Blah Girls
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37
From Blog To Book
From Blog To Book
27 Websites In Print
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36
Virtual Public Pink Slips
Virtual Public Pink Slips
Tesla Fires Design Team on Blog
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35
Blogger Proves One Red Paper Clip Can Indeed Buy a House
Blogger Proves One Red Paper Clip Can Indeed Buy a House
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34
Blog Your Own Hardcover Book (and Sell It ) at Blurb.com
Blog Your Own Hardcover Book (and Sell It ) at Blurb.com
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33
Celeblogs
Celeblogs
Blogs by Spice Girls, David Beckham, Matthew McConaughey
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32
Photoblogger Shoots Ad Campaign
Photoblogger Shoots Ad Campaign
Merlin Bronques For Ben Sherman Clothing
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31
Eco Activism in Iran
Eco Activism in Iran
Bloggers Try to Save Wetlands
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30
Social Multimedia Scrapbooking
Social Multimedia Scrapbooking
Scrapblog
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29
Blogging for Sperm Donors
Blogging for Sperm Donors
Girl Solicits Your DNA on Her Personal Blog
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28
Blogs That Worship Punctuation
Blogs That Worship Punctuation
Ampersand Addiction
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27
Banning Food Photography
Banning Food Photography
NYC Chef Bans Food Photography, Bloggers Rebell
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26
Homeless People and Their Weblogs Start to Get High Tech
Homeless People and Their Weblogs Start to Get High Tech
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25
Bloggers Go Behind-The-Seams
Bloggers Go Behind-The-Seams
Chanel Viral Marketing
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24
New Software Measures Global Shifts in Human Emotion Based on Blogs
New Software Measures Global Shifts in Human Emotion Based on Blogs
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23
Nerdy New York Hangouts
Nerdy New York Hangouts
Blogger Bars
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22
Oil Paintings of Internet Memes
Oil Paintings of Internet Memes
Jeremiah Palecek the Next Web Warhol?
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21
Calvin Klein Targets Technosexuals with Blogger Inspired Fragrance IN2U
Calvin Klein Targets Technosexuals with Blogger Inspired Fragrance IN2U
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20
Political Ads in The Blogosphere
Political Ads in The Blogosphere
Obama Early Voting Campaign
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19
Personalised Swedish Furniture Name Generator
Personalised Swedish Furniture Name Generator
Blogadilla
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18
Gay Car Blogs
Gay Car Blogs
Stick Shift by Vanity Fair
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17
Viral Compassion Through Photoshop
Viral Compassion Through Photoshop
'Disaster Girl'
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16
Political Fashion Blogettes
Political Fashion Blogettes
Meghan McCain, Fashion Journalist
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15
Art Shows from Internet Memes
Art Shows from Internet Memes
LOLarts Show
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14
Edible Internet Memes
Edible Internet Memes
Rick Rolling Spreads to Cakes
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13
Bloggers as Models
Bloggers as Models
Perez Hilton for Levi's Unbuttoned
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12
Blogger Launches Inmate Beauty Contest
Blogger Launches Inmate Beauty Contest
Winner Gets Bail!
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11
Freeze Framing Life
Freeze Framing Life
The ‘Yeeeee' Photo Blog
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10
Animal Internet Memes
Animal Internet Memes
LOLCats, Meet Upsidedown Dogs
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9
Brazilian Sex Workers Get a Voice
Brazilian Sex Workers Get a Voice
Blog, Clothing Line and Book
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8
Knitting Gone Wrong
Knitting Gone Wrong
Blog Catalogs Worst Woven Goods
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7
Event Style Blogs
Event Style Blogs
Coachella Fashion
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6
Storm Chasing Bloggers
Storm Chasing Bloggers
10 Killer Storm Photos
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5
Stylish Seniors
Stylish Seniors
Photoblog Celebrates Fashion-Forward Retirees
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4
The Next LOLCats?
The Next LOLCats?
Fail Dog
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3
Celebrating Romance
Celebrating Romance
‘Le Love' Photoblog
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2
Street Fashion Blogs
Street Fashion Blogs
The Sartorialist And More
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1
Blogs About Bad Image Editing
Blogs About Bad Image Editing
PhotoshopDisasters.com
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