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My Technorati Feed Smokes Crack

Well, not exactly true. I made it up for the purposes of sensationalism.

I have a fair idea what Technorati does at a conceptual level, and used it in the past for things like conferences where bloggers may actually use the same tag. Their data lets us know the blogosphere is expanding at a rate that will soon encompass the edge of the universe where the lingua franca is not English.

I cannot say I use it on much of a regular basis, but shyly admit I have my own vanity feed as it is rather interesting when a blogger you never heard of is writing about to linking to you. For all the blogging effort, our egos need regular feeding, I admit it. Actually I like checking in on these remote connections, as it is a social network capability that did not exist BB (before blogging).

But mostly, my technorati feed is a mishmosh of mostly blogs that perhaps have a link in their sidebar (and what happens that triggers a fresh TechnoPing?) I get some things popping up that are from blog posts that are months old, and some that make a trip twice. So the whole thing is a bit mysterious and shrouded in techno fog. I seem to get a better set by looking at the Dashboard of my WordPress blog.

So I am not criticizing Technorati, nor am I sullen because I am not in the Top 100, 1000, 10000 or 10000000000. I just do not even partly understand what it does, but my feed does seem to stagger around like it was on something.

Maybe it’s just me.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

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  1. I too have had problems with technorati keeping track of the number of links to my blog. At first I thought it was something I was doing. Then I thought I needed to let go of my curious desire to see who was linking to me. Then I got an email from their support desk saying, in effect, sorry! we’re overwhelmed and can’t keep up!
    Either way, I’ll keep checking back to see where folks are coming from.

    Chris

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