Monday, November 19, 2007

You Need to Be THIS Smart to Read This Blog

bullshitAlex Sugarman-Brozan, author of the Prescription Access Litigation Blog, sent me notice of the Blog Readability Test, which supposedly grades the readability of blogs and websites (see his post on this topic here).

Alex points out several problems with the scoring system used by this test.

Alex points out: "It’s at www.criticsrant.com/bb/reading_level.aspx. No information is available about who wrote it, how they determine the readability, which of the various tools out there they use, etc. So its results must be taken with a grain of salt."

So here -- without the salt -- are some results for a few of my favorite blogs in the Pharma Blogosphere (in descending order, more or less):

Alex is disappointed that the PAL Blog is written at the Genius level. He actually covets Peter Rost's Junior High School rating! Go figure.

Meanwhile, if you would like to see how actual readers rate some of these blogs, take a look at this (yeah, yeah, unscientific) survey.

2 comments:

insider said...

How come I dont get a link!?

;-)

John Mack said...

Whoops! Sorry about that!