Technorati adds authority weighting

Technorati just turned on a new feature: if you are searching Technorati, for, say “Technology” blogs you get a choice: you can see them all, or you can see the ones that have a lot of “authority” in that space. I didn’t see that feature over the weekend, so I think Dave Sifry and crew just turned that on (look for a slider at the top of the results — click it to change the kind of result you get back). I’m not sure how useful it is, but if you search on a general term like, say, “photography” it does seem to bring back results with less noise. But, maybe you want more noise. Well, it’s up to you now! You’re the gatekeeper! I’ll play more with it later. What do you think?

Update: it sure gets rid of a lot of noise on my ego search. Oh, my ego feels good now! :-)

71 thoughts on “Technorati adds authority weighting

  1. It is fascinating how “authority” has taken over the blogosphere and web, in general. It is re-defining what is news, really.

    Great insight!

    Ted

  2. It is fascinating how “authority” has taken over the blogosphere and web, in general. It is re-defining what is news, really.

    Great insight!

    Ted

  3. I’m still stumped as to how so many purely spam blogs have a relatively high authority. What’s going on there?

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