Freethought Blogs

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PZ Myers is one of the more active bloggers at Freethought Blogs.

Freethought Blogs is an atheist/agnostic blogging community. It was founded by atheists Ed Brayton and PZ Myers.[1][2]

Since 2012, the blogging website has been losing a significant amount of web traffic according to Quantcast which directly measures its web traffic.[3] See also: Decline of internet atheism

Freethought Blogs and women

Despite the pro-feminism stance of Freethoughblogs, the website has significantly less women visiting their website than men according to the web traffic tracking companies Alexa and Quantcast.[4][5][6]

Freethought Blogs significant loss of web traffic

See also: Internet atheism

On January 1, 2016, the atheist Michael Nugent wrote:

PZ’s FreeThought Blogs network eventually imploded last year, with Ophelia Benson leaving after being unjustly labelled a transphobe, and founder Ed Brayton leaving citing the health impact of the drama and stress of running the network. It is now losing traffic and revenue. The departing Ed and Ophelia had accounted for a third of the traffic, and PZ now accounted for 90% of the rest. Another FreeThought blogger, Jason Thibeault, predicted some of the network’s bloggers might now have lean months with zero income.[7]
In 2016, Freethought Blogs lost a considerable amount of global market share according to the web traffic tracking company Alexa.
Alexa is a web traffic tracking company. In 2015 and 2016, Freethought Blogs saw a large decrease in its Alexa ranking.
Freethought Blogs fell sharply in its Alexa ranking for much of the latter part of 2016
In May 2017, according to Alexa, Frrethoughtblogs continued to lose global market share.
According to Alexa, on September 4, 2017, Freethought Blogs was the 71,540th most popular website in the world.
According to Alexa, on November 27, 2017, Freethoughtblogs was the 78,627th most popular website in the world.
According to Alexa, on December 24, 2018, Freethoughtblogs was the 83,004th most popular website in the world.
According to Alexa, on March 12, 2019, Freethoughtblogs was the 90,419th most popular website in the world.

PZ Myers' commentary on the web traffic of AIG's ministry

In 2011, the atheist and evolutionist PZ Myers said that he had greater blog traffic than the Answers in Genesis website and that the Answers in Genesis (AIG) website had "pathetic" web traffic.[8] As of June 8, 2016, the Answers in Genesis website receives more web traffic than Freethought Blogs.[9]

Thunderf00t on the impact of Freethought Blogs on social justice

See also: Atheism and social justice

In October 2014, the popular YouTube atheist Thunderf00t indicated that the bloggers at Freethoughtblog accidentally put him on their email list and that they spend a considerable amount of time emailing each other engaging in petty matters. In fact, he indicated that they spent more time emailing each other than engaged in actual blogging. He also questioned the impact of the bloggers of Freethought Blogs on social justice.[10] Furthermore, he indicated that their attempt to make him a pariah within the atheist community had virtually no impact.[11]

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