Kevin Drum, responding to a post at Obsidian Wings, proposes an interesting metric for measuring Internet fame: the number of Google hits one gets divided by the number of hits David Brooks gets. “James Joyner,” for example, nets only .45 brooksies. (I get 1.05 brookies if I add in hits for “Outside the Beltway,” but a rather sizable number of those don’t refer to my blog.)
Kevin does the research on some popular blogs and celebrity figures. One wonders if President Bush can surpass Britney Spears in his second term?