Despite all our griping about certain companies, there are some that the blogosphere just loves to write about more than others (whether positively or negatively). Yesterday, while looking at Techmeme, it struck me just how much a handful of companies really dominate the discussion in the tech blogosphere. So I decided to do some low level digging.
I came up with a list of 35 companies, groups, or web sites that I perceive to have dominated at least my coverage and reading the last couple of years as a professional tech blogger. Feel free to suggest anything that I may have missed! I then did searches on Techmeme to see how often these companies were mentioned in headline stories (these results are current as of this morning, October 2).
Not surprisingly, Google is easily the most talked about company in the tech blogosphere (especially when combined with some other much-buzzed Google properties, such as YouTube). More surprisingly, we apparently talk about Microsoft more than Apple. That makes sense, given how many different product lines Microsoft has, but it doesn’t jive with the perception I had in my head that Apple gets a lot more press attention.
The full results are below.
Josh Catone joined Mashable in May 2009 and is Executive Director of Editorial Projects. Before joining Mashable, Josh was the Lead Writer at ReadWriteWeb, the Lead Blogger at SitePoint, and the Community Evangelist at DandyID.