Technorati Touts Topics

    September 11, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

A new feature from blog search site Technorati offers a Fark-like tabbed organization of topics as relevant posts arrive.

Keira Knightley just showed up in Technorati Topics, the newest addition to the site.

Now she and her appearance at the Toronto Film Festival have departed, rapidly nudged down the screen by the arrival of other posts, ones about the Ravens loss to the Bengals, and Star Wars meeting The Simpsons.

Hey, she’s back, this time on Vogue.

That’s life amid the rapid flow of posts popping up on Topics. The site’s Dorion Carroll posted more about it on the Technorati blog:

With Topics, we help you discover what bloggers are writing about in Entertainment, Technology, Politics, Sports, Business, and Life.

Each topic features blog posts from many of the best blogs out there to help you discover what’s going on. The posts are refreshed frequently to reflect breaking news, new opinions, and the latest from the Web. We’ve set out to help you find some great blog posts to read and we’ve organized them by easy to browse topics.

We considered a number of factors to get the seed list of blogs including Technorati Authority, frequency of posting, use of relevant tags, links to related subject matter and general topicality.

Though Josh Catone at Read/WriteWeb wondered if Technorati is taking on Techmeme with this addition, it’s closer to the raucous news site Fark with its tabbed layout.

Carroll has promised future changes along with Technorati’s ongoing work on search, stability, and performance. They will have to deliver on that promise, now that Google’s Blogsearch has become a solid competitor for those who want to sift through the blogosphere.