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Blogcritics is a
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of news and opinion. The site was founded in 2002 by Eric Olsen and
Phillip Winn Blogcritics is a blog network and online magazine of news and opinion. The site was founded in 2002 by Eric Olsen (writer), Eric Olsen and Phillip Winn. Blogcritics features more than 100 original articles every week, and maintains an archive of all ...
. Blogcritics features more than 100 original articles every week, and maintains an archive of all its published content.


History

The site was founded in 2002 with 50 members and has substantially increased that number by allowing anyone to contribute. A team of editors reviews every article prior to publication on the site. In August 2008, the blog
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, acquired Blogcritics for an undisclosed amount of money. As a result, publisher Olsen and technical director Winn became full-time Technorati employees. One of the first collaborative ventures of the two entities was for Blogcritics writers to begin writing descriptions of Technorati tags. In April 2009, Blogcritics underwent a complete site redesign and switched
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. In his official email newsletter, sent during the week of 12 Sep 2010, publisher Eric Olsen stated that he was leaving Blogcritics and
Technorati Technorati was a search engine and a publisher advertising platform that served as an advertising solution for the thousands of websites in its network. Technorati launched its ad network in 2008, and at one time was one of the largest ad networks ...

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: As of November 22, 2011, Blogcritics has 3,997 blog writers registered. In March 2014, Blogcritics was acquired by executive editors Barbara Barnett and Jon Sobel under their new company Critical Lens Media, Inc.


Honorable recognition

Blogcritics has won several
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, including a Bloggie and recognition as a
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Best Media Blog. In addition, the site is an accredited news source for both
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External links

*{{Official website, http://www.blogcritics.org American news websites Blog networks Internet properties established in 2002