Game|Life at Wired [link]
has an article up ranking popular game blogs in order of average reading level. The results:
- Kotaku: Junior High
- Destructoid: Junior High
- PlayStation.blog: Junior High
- GayGamer: Junior High
- MTV Multiplayer: Junior High
- Game|Life: High School
- Slashdot: High School
- Joystiq: College
- Level Up: Genius
- Ars Technica: Genius
I know what you're thinking: Kotaku
's as dumb as us? Solution: We need to try harder to make it more dumber here
. Nota bene
: Dtoid made the short list of Who's Who
, not too shabby for an independent site.
Please note that Joystiq
's placement makes me doubt the veracity of this test, which consists of pasting your favorite url into The Blog Readability Test
and clicking a button.
theorizes that the site uses a version of the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test
, but I suspect that it just counts the number of penis references and divides by zero.
As a final note, some websites
score at an even lower elementary school level of readability. I think we should aim for this, because there are many children in elementary schools across the globe who do not yet know: what is also, cocks?
[For those unfamiliar with United States grade levels: Elementary = ages 6-11, Junior High = ages 11-14, High school = ages 14-18, College = University.] Suffer the little children unto me