Blogcritics is a blog network and online magazine of news and opinion. The site was founded in 2002 by Eric Olsen and Phillip Winn. Blogcritics features more than 100 original articles every week, and maintains an archive of all its published content.[2]

Type of site
Blog/Online magazine
Available inEnglish
OwnerCritical Lens Media, Ltd.
Created byEric Olsen and Phillip Winn
Alexa rank 49,109 (April 2014)[1]
Current statusOwned and operated by Critical Lens Media, Ltd. (Barbara Barnett & Jon Sobel)


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 search engine, Technorati, acquired Blogcritics for an undisclosed amount of money. As a result, publisher Olsen and technical director Winn became full-time Technorati employees.[3] One of the first collaborative ventures of the two entities was for Blogcritics writers to begin writing descriptions of Technorati tags.[4]

In April 2009, Blogcritics underwent a complete site redesign[5] and switched content management systems.

In his official email newsletter, sent during the week of 12 Sep 2010, publisher Eric Olsen stated that he was leaving Blogcritics and Technorati:

As of November 22, 2011, Blogcritics has 3,997 blog writers registered.[6]

In March 2014, Blogcritics was acquired by executive editors Barbara Barnett and Jon Sobel under their new company Critical Lens Media, Inc.[7]

Honorable recognition

Blogcritics has won several blog awards, including a Bloggie and recognition as a Best Media Blog. In addition, the site is an accredited news source for both Google News and Yahoo! News.[8]


  1. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. Eric Olsen (October 24, 2005). "About Blogcritics". Archived from the original on November 2, 2005. Retrieved November 2, 2005.
  3. "Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game". TechCrunch. August 26, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  4. Jennifer Van Grove (February 3, 2009). "New Technorati Tag Pages: Good For Them, But What About You?". Mashable. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  5. Tartakoff, Joseph (April 28, 2009). " - Technorati's Blogcritics Gets A Makeover". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  6. "Writers". Blogcritics Magazine. Archived from the original on 2009-07-16.
  7. "Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game | TechCrunch". Technorati Acquires Blogcritics. TechCrunch.
  8. "Online Magazine Blogcritics Redesigns, Streamlines, Redefines What It Means to be Superior". November 3, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 4, 2009.
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