Thompson and Edwards Make Moves in Wonkosphere

September 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Chandler, AZ (PRLEAP) September 19, 2007 —, a new web service which tracks and analyzes the political blogosphere, announced today that former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson led all Republican candidates last week with 26% buzz share amongst conservative bloggers. On the liberal side, New York Senator Hillary Clinton, former South Carolina Senator John Edwards, and Illinois Senator Barack Obama were in a virtual tie for first place at 25%. The results for Thompson and Edwards represent significant increases in attention compared to the last week and month.
Among conservative bloggers, Texas Representative Ron Paul was second at 21%, followed closely by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at 20%. Filling out the pack among conservative bloggers were Mitt Romney (14%), John McCain (9%), Mike Huckabee (7%), John McCain (9%), Duncan Hunter (2%), Tom Tancredo (1%), and Sam Brownback (1%). Amongst liberal bloggers, Senator Joe Biden was fourth at 12%, followed by Chris Dodd (5%), Bill Richardson (3%), Dennis Kucinich (1%), and Mike Gravel (1%).

The numbers were compiled by, a new web site which provides timely and unbiased tracking and analysis of over 1,100 political blogs using objective, computerized, natural language processing. Buzz share is calculated by examining the linguistic prominence of each candidate in blog coverage for a given period, and expressing his or her share of the total as a percentage. Percentages are reported for the dates of September 8-14, 2007.

About Wonkosphere
Wonkosphere is designed for bloggers, media, political activists, and political junkies who need to stay on top of the 2008 Presidential race but can't spend all day searching for the hottest and most relevant material. Wonkosphere has been highlighted by such outlets as USA Today, US News & World Report, Information Week, WIRED Online, MyDD, Andrew Sullivan, Lew Rockwell, and Reformed Chicks Blabbing. Wonkosphere provides an analysis of the political buzz that is timely and unbiased, made possible by tracking and analyzing over a thousand blogs and web sites per day with its patented text analysis technology. This technology measures each candidate's buzz share and tone, and highlights the most representative and linked posts. Wonkosphere is a wholly-owned service of Crawdad Technologies, LLC.

About Crawdad Technologies
Crawdad Technologies, LLC is the leader in extracting insight from social media. Crawdad Listening Spheres and Posts monitor blogs, social networks, web sites, discussion boards, news media, and periodicals to tell you how brands, products, celebrities, or issues are being talked about. Crawdad uses patented natural language technology to measure content, sentiment, and focus. Listening Post customers include Cold Stone Creamery, Cercone, Brown, & Curtis PR, and the Arizona Republic. Crawdad's desktop text analysis product is used by over 100 colleges and universities.