Saturday, 17 July 2010

We the Euroblogs

What do they think about us?

Introspection seems to be a favourite among extroverts.

The Waggener Edstrom Brussels Blogger Study 2010 triggered talk among independent Eurobloggers – on Twitter (as well as on blogs).

The catchword of Waggener Edstrom was influence, if exerted in English. My initial reaction is that the study was an interesting first attempt, but it left me with more questions than answers with regard to selection, criteria and results.

The agency could have done the public the favour of posting the study on its website.

If you want to dig deeper, you can follow the Twitter discussion and track down most of the blog posts through the hashtag #bbs10 (several pages).

Lacomeurop√©enne continues its excellent work on EU communications. Not only does it comment on the Waggener Edstrom study, but it presents Fleishman-Hillard’s Netvibes pages on Euroblogs according to categories: FH’s selection, Journalists, Citizens, EU officials, Commissioners, MEPs, Corporate, and Collective.

Individual choices can always be discussed, and linguistic diversity is still a challenge, but Fleishman-Hillard’s updated listings capture much of what I consider to be useful Euroblogs (influential or not).

Ralf Grahn