Blogosphere tagged articles
Meaningless number or viable benchmark?
Technorati has established itself as the definitive tracker for the blogosphere – with more than 50 million blogs in their index, they certainly have a gargantuan task at hand when it comes to organizing that information. Much in the same way that Google ranks search engine results by link popularity, Technorati keeps track of who’s linked to who in the world of the blogosphere, accumulating data on the ‘authority’ of such publications. One interesting side effect of this is that Technorati can effectively ‘rank’ the entire blogosphere, based on link popularity – but what can this figure tell us? [read more...]
An alternative classification system for the blogosphere
The blogosphere is a diverse place these days - and according to Technorati it's doubling in size every 6 months. Little wonder then, that there's a blog for every imaginable niche, profession or topic going out there. But where do they fit on the grand scheme of things? [read more...]