Political blogs have contributed a great deal to the political workings of various countries around the world, and can play the deciding factor behind any election if the blog is prominent enough. This is because these blogs can shape and condition voter behavior, which is an essential aspect of politics.
To help in the locating and visualization of networks found on the web, an organization based in Amsterdam, which goes by the name Govcom.org Foundation along with its collaborators, has come up with the perfect tool to do this. This organization is dedicated to hosting and creating tools on the web, which are of political nature.
This was developed in the year 2004, and the Issue Crawler, which is the name of the tool, is implemented by NGOs and different other researchers to answer the questions which arise on the topic of specific networks on the web, and on a more widespread note, on the effectiveness of networking.
The software does not stop here, it even helps you to research at depth if you choose to do so. John Hawkin created the network for the most popular of the blogs related to politics found on the web, and it is available on the web if someone wishes to study it.