Technorati Enhances Chart Blogging

    January 17, 2006
    WebProNews Staff

The charts provided by blog search site Technorati now have more data behind them, giving blog searchers an extra treat while searching for posts on their favorite topics.

Technorati has had charts available for a few weeks. The bar graphs show the number of posts mentioning a particular search topic over the past 90 days. Now, Technorati has boosted the data available behind those charts and made it available to site surfers.

Technorati’s Derek Powazek posted news about the updated chart feature along with some other tweaks at Technorati recently. Using “24” protagonist Jack Bauer as an example, Powazek noted how clicking on the chart for “Jack Bauer” returns more data options.

Those options lets the user change the time period for the chart from its 90 day default to 7, 30, 180, or 360 days. Users can filter by language, and in Jack Bauer’s case filter by particular blogs, such as ones about 24, about Fox, about Kiefer Sutherland, and other options.

Powazek listed other little Technorati changes. “We added the top 5 hot tags to the homepage and the top 15 searches du jour to the search page, plus lots of other tweaks and fixes,” he posted. The iPod tops the tag list currently, while Jack Bauer narrowly leads Al Gore in top searches this hour as of press time.

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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.