Conservapedia: Operating in a Void?


Ok, so one of the questions that’s asked most often is “Just how relevant is Conservapedia?” Is the conservative movement hanging on Andrew Schlafly’s every word, or are they (most likely) hanging their heads in embarrassment.The general impression is that the internet is laughing at Conservapedia… something that has been proven to a degree when scouring the web for comments on Ken DeMyer’s offerings on “Atheism” and “Evolution“.

However, it would be interesting to see just who is referring to CP and in what way. Luckily Alexa can tell me that a total of 1,217 sites link in to CP. It might sound like a lot, but when you consider that “evil” WikiPedia has 415,776 sites linking in and even tiny RationalWiki has 322, it doesn’t look that great for the “trustworthy” encyclopaedia.

Now, the next step, to be undertaken over the next few days and weeks, is to visit said 1,217 sites and see what exactly they’re saying about Andy’s little blog. I’ll keep a running score as we go and hopefully by the end we’ll have a fairly good idea of just how important Conservapedia is to the web community in general.

Watch this space.

About PsyGremlin

PsyGremlin is a former Conservapedia sysop (although the position was earned nefariously), stand up comedian, DJ, and is currently a self-employed financial adviser, who impersonates a responsible adult at least 5 days a week. However, highlighting and poking fun at the crazies out there remains his first love. Well besides pork crackling. And custard. And cricket.
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3 Responses to Conservapedia: Operating in a Void?

  1. Pi says:

    I am watching with extreme anticipation.

  2. SuspectedReplicant says:

    That should be fun. Most of the links I’ve seen have been from sites like Pharyngula, Huffington Post etc having a jolly good giggle at the CP Bible Idiocy. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody link to CP in a favourable way but I’m sure there’s *somebody*.

  3. cpmonitor says:

    Ironically, the ‘random links’ WP throws up at the bottom of the article, links to “Conservapedia – a good choice”, which turns out to be some preacher’s blog (last updated in March or something) in which he merely says CP is “worth a look-see” Fortunately, he links to CP’s main page, which should be enough to put any sane person off.
    PS 1,200 websites is a /lot/ of websites to click on!!!

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