Best Swedish media blog

The blog award YABA – Yet Another Blog Award – was announced today during the Daytona Sessions in Stockholm. As you may know, this blog was nominated in the category Best Media Blog and the competition was really tough with several great blogs on the list. The winner of the category was Same Same But Different and a big congratulations to Sofia and Niclas. I’m very proud to be in third place and I think it’s quite fantastic that my blog, which is the only one written in English, managed to rank so high. The voting process was entirely in Swedish and the percentage of visitors to this blog that are non-Swedish is as high as 70%.

The entire list, Best Swedish Media Blog:

1. Same Same But Different – 165 votes
2. Mindpark – 149 votes
3. Media Culpa – 110 votes
4. Bisonblog – 109 votes
5. Vassa Eggen – 96 votes
6. Twingly – 54 votes
7. Martin Jönsson – 52 votes
8. Newsdesk PR 2.0 – 49 votes
9. What’s Next in New Media – 41 votes
10. Digmar – 19 votes

Best trend/web blog: Johan Ronnestam.

Best marketing blog: Please Copy Me.

Thanks to all readers who voted for Media Culpa.

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Investigation against Carl Bildt’s blog closed

I wrote last month about how the blog of Sweden’s Foreign Minster Carl Bildt was subject to an investigation by the prosecutor because Bildt did not remove hateful comments to some of his blog posts earlier this year. The prosecutor has now decided to close the preliminary investigation, because Bildt did not have the intent to let the comments stay on the blog and he has not shown “gross negligence” in the way he managed the blog.

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Swedish daily buys fashion blog

The first acquisition of a blog in Sweden will take place in the coming weeks according to an article in marketing weekly Resumé. A company in the Bonnier corporation is currently negotiating to purchase the fashion blog and sources say that it is Sydsvenskan, one of the larger dailies in Sweden that will make the investment.

– We are negotiating. The deal is in the final stages, we have come far enough to conclude that it will happen, says Tomas de Souza, one of the three founders, to Internetworld.

The information that was leaked in the comments at Erik’s blog three days ago seems to be correct. had 35,000 visitors in August.

Swedish politicians lagging in the blogosphere

Every American politician that hasn’t been asleep for the last 12 months has a blog. Former Danish Prime Minister Paul Nyrup Rasmussen has two, one of his own and a Euroblog for the Euro Election Campaign. The Iranian Vice President Mohammad Ali Abtahi has a blog.

So what happened to the once great IT nation Sweden? Did the dotcom bust hit us so bad we’re still unable to get up and try new stuff? It is really surprising that no Swedish politicians has found the blog medium yet (at least to my knowledge, I might add). The Swedish Trade Union Confederation has just started off a blog project with 7 young people having one blog each (typical but understandable that they choose to experiment with a younger audience), but in the first four weeks they have not been able to come up with more than 20 posts in total, so it’s not that impressing. Sure there have been blogs about politics, like the election blog in 2002, but that was initiated by a consulting company called Oops AB and not run by any party or organisation.

Jan Emanuel Johansson supposedly used blogs in 2002 to get elected, but his homepage has no blog today and it has not been updated since June 2003. Since there is an election to the European Parliament on June 13, one would have expected at least one or two blogs to pop up. If you know of one, please enlighten me with a comment.

UPDATE: Fredrik Wackå informed me about Anna-Maria Linqvist Arrue who is a social democratic candidate for the European Parliament, with her own blog.