Tuesday, January 30, 2007

WTF w00t!

We just launched WTF (Where's the Fire). A great new feature that let's anyone help everyone else figure out Where's the Fire? for anything you know about.

We show a little fire icon next to Top Searches, in case you want to write a blurb about something that's super hot.

Here's how we talk about; hope you love it!

Where's the Fire? What's Hot and Why.

Ever wonder why something is sooooo popular? Or want the whole story without having to dig through a zillion blog posts looking for the hot video or juicy pictures? WTF tells what's hot — and why — and where the good stuff is. Vote for your favorite WTFs to help the community bubble up the best ones. Jump in!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Why didn't I think of this?

WebASS, the perfect combination.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Where I'm at

Behold ... Twitter.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Liz is INSANE!

You said Neiman Marcus 3 times.

That's not why your are insane, though. No more shopping!?!? Are you out of your fucking mind? Well, yes, I guess that's what I'm saying.

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Bill Katovsky kinda blows his own intro


Over at the Huffington Post, Bill Katovsky opens with a little Technorati Top Search, end of year, foolery. You think he's going to play off the juxtaposition of Saddam and Britney, but No-o-o-o-o-o, he just takes several opportunities to dive head first into his own, narrow-minded, other people hatin', pile of manure.

Come on, comparing the Iraqi's initial attempts at the judiciary and executionary branches of government to Texas justice? The people of Iraq deserve better. They are conflicted, struggling, and, maybe it won't end well, but they don't deserve your comparison.

And, by the way, dude, what about Britney? If you wanted to talk about the top searches, you should have read my post first.

You never even go into the bizarre combination of people's morbid fascination with their, well, er, I guess, morbid fascination. Hang 'em or bang 'em? I don't know why people keep searching for Britney, but I'm sure they'll be doing it a lot more in '07 than searching for Saddam.


Technorati Link Count Widget timing

In response to my last post, I decided to ping Technorati and see how quickly my link to Derek's post would show up in the Technorati index. That was, after all, part of his interest.

Well, this screenshot of a Tecnorati Cosmos search result shows that it was under 6 minutes. However, it took me a bit to run that search. So, seeing as I have a little advantage, I looked under the hood.

Post creating timestamp: 2007-01-02 10:31:23

Post indexing timestamp: 2007-01-02 10:32:12

Wow! that was fast! 49 seconds.

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Technorati Link Count Widget name

Derek, an interesting proposal. We thought long and hard about what to name the widget. Yes, it does count links. Bloggers who use Technorati are used to thinking of their link counts. Thus, we chose to name the widget for the target audience of bloggers.

However, the average blog reader may not understand what link counts are. Thus, Blog Reactions, which is what the posts that contain the links can be considered, is a better name for that group of readers.

So, we ended up with a "product name" that was aimed at the people who might see the value in installing the Link Count Widget and text that was aimed at the majority of people who might be enticed to click through and see the reactions to the post they were reading by other bloggers.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Hey this blogging thing is fun

I think I'll do a lot more of it in 2007. :)

Very cool OpenID use with commenting

I just posted a comment on a sad, but heart-felt post, footsteps, and livejournal asked me to authenticate. I selected OpenID and used my Technorati Profile. One click later on my "Authenticate your Identity" page and my comment had posted. You see, Technorati is an identity provider so every Technorati member has an open id.

Pretty cool. Amazingly simple.

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