We've made it as easy as possible to add blogs to your Favorites. All over Technorati, just click the star icon (*) to add that blog to your favorites. Looking for good blogs on a certain topic? Check out Blog Finder and add blogs from there!Much of this looks suspiciously kinja-like to me. There are currently a number of A-list favorites available to browse.
There's also a bookmarklet you can take with you, so you can add to your favorites wherever you browse (get it on the Favorites Help page). And if you use another subscription tool or service, you can export your subscriptions and import them using the Favorites Importer!
Once you've got some favorites, you'll see the most recent posts from them, newest to oldest, as they happen. If you prefer RSS, don't worry, it's available.
Got your own blog? Wanna make it easy for Technorati members to mark is as a favorite? Just use one of these handy buttons! You can even display recent posts from your Favorites on your own blog with the Favorites Widget.
It's a new community on Google Groups that will let you talk to other Blogger users, ask questions, and share your blogging expertise. In the group, you'll be able to get all kinds of help with your blog - from template customization and HTML to publishing tips and troubleshooting advice. There's even an area to share your own, beautiful blog with other users!There are currently 5 threads open, dealing with
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As you can see, it’s more riche [sic], and pretty. Bookmarks tab shows you Your Most Recent Bookmarks, Most Recent Bookmarks from your Contacts, and Most Recent Bookmarks from your groups. RSS feeds are available for each three categories in full and lite versions ! Clicking (View all) link, allows you to show all bookmarks from the selected category....Ever since Yahoo I have wondered whether / when Del.icio.us will become more cosmetically appealing, and if that will be required to have a broader crossover (non-geek) appeal? Looks like some of the advantages are structural rather than cosmetic, though, w/ contacts, groups, and the ability to "send" bookmarks to those places. So much to test, so little time.... Clone me, please?
...which in its simplest guise is an online bookmark or favourite’s manager that allows you to access the bookmarks of sites you like from anywhere with an internet connection. At its most compelling level though, Delicious is an eclectic social mix of peoples browsing habits that could be considered the finest internet directory on the planet.Part 1 is an elegant intro to basic functions. Part 2 promises a discussion of feeds, the inbox, refined tagging (see Greg's excellent post on retro-fitting tags) and the API. I'll keep an eye out for that one...
I’ve got it working for WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, MSN Spaces, and Xanga. Let me know if you run into any problems and I’ll try to fix it. But, as I browse to various blogs, it seems to be working.As pointed out in the comments on the previous post, this has the added benefit of integrating the system with blogger blogs (such as this one) that have comments appear in a pop-up window. Maybe I should change the way the comments appear so that coComment integrates for non-GM users? But man, that blogger comments window is uhghuly!! Thoughts?
When you comment on a blog, coComment keeps a copy of your message on a special page - called "your conversations" - that allows you to quickly see your comment and where it was posted, with a link to the original site. Display all the comments you make accross the blogosphere on your own blog. In one easy step you can show your readers where you've been commenting recently. Don't lose the value you create on other's blogs, benefit from it! Whether you've commented on a blog or you're just following a blog-based conversation of interest to you, coComment can let you know what's been added to a particular discussion in real time.Hey, coComment folks... any chance of an invite?
The focus of Technorati and other services on the physical dimension -- files, links, trackbacks, etc. -- leaves them blind to the underlying social reality. Those posts are written by people, they don't just appear.This is a wider issue, though, and not just about T'rati. The system as it stands, at least for the 99% of bloggers who don't have name recognition, judges influence (and by extension, competence) based on the amount of inbound links that a blog receives. This is great until you want to change your URL, or start a second project. There is no transferrable "technokarma" unless you're an a-lister with name recognition.... And even then, as Stowe Boyd's impatience with the roll-out of /Message demonstrates, there's no way to compel the audience at Project A to check you out at Project B. When you move hosts, you break a whole lot of links, and so your pages lose traction in search engine rankings, as well as in blog search engines.
Technorati should explicitly create "technokarma" which is tied to individuals, not the physical location of blogs. So, when you start a new blog, or participate in a group blog, you do not start from zero.
- Switch to WordPress
That pretty much covers it. My one-step process will solve all of your problems.
Unfortunately, the comments are off over there so I can't leave a note of appreciation!!Update 2/3: Alright... Clearly my attempt at dry & ironic didn't translate into prose, so a debate has developed and clarification is required. To be clear: This is a categories solution, but not one that I advocate. As some commenters have pointed out, Wordpress have categories pretty much nailed, but there are limited options for template editing, and for customising your blog... Obviously I believe the advantages of the del.icio.us system (custom & multiple tags, exposure on tag search engines, interactive output thanks to FreshTags) and the tools that have been developed to integrate tagging (most especially Johan's script and the BlogThis! extension that adds tags) make it worth the effort to stick with Blogger. If I could afford hosting I might consider WordPress, but blogger is the platform of choice for those of us who want to blog for free.
Tags are very efficient ways of allocating attention in the face of informational overabundance. It takes very little time to bookmark and tag a resource. Because users are the first ones to benefit from classifying the resources that interest them, there is a very high motivation to tag. Thus, what people are doing in reviewing tags is capitalizing on attention allocated by others, specially on aggregated attention (what happens when large groups of people allocate attention to the same tag or resource, as seen in the 'Most Popular' tag or resource feeds in a DCS).The FreshTags system that is under development here takes this "reviewing" of tags a stage further, of course, by allowing readers to carry (or pass) tags between sites, customising the presentation of content based on previously expressed interests.
If you're new to tagging, or want to explore the whole picture, visit Ideant & read the whole essay. Highly recommended!!
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