SocialRank The Next Quechup? – Stinking Splog Or Long Tail Meme Tracker?

It is interesting how your perception of new technology can vastly depend on how you have interacted with them, and how the developers have responded.
Unfortunately in the case of the recently launched niche tracking startup, “rank” has multiple definitions, including one items position related to another based upon a particular rating, or a rather offensive smell.

WOOT Creating Twitter Splogs

Twitter | Google Toolbar ButtonIf an affiliate created a blog and fed a datafeed to that blog, a large proportion of the blogosphere would regard that blog as a splog, especially if it was on blogspot.

Wikipedia NoFollow Plugin? WikiDigg?

The news today seems to be that Wikipedia have added nofollow to external links.

I have seen a lot of sites mention that all the search engines respect nofollow. Actually they don’t. Anlaysis has shown that Yahoo certainly follow and index pages despite the nofollow tag.

Google are killing the future of RSS

An RSS feed which you subscribe to is your personal subscription to a service, just like email.

A private subscription service for text, audio and video content, even involving a paid subscription fee has been possible for more than a year, based upon RSS.

Google Reader, Splogs, Linkblogs, Blog Readership

Google can do nothing wrong… or can they?

The press and “A” list bloggers have been constantly touting the use of Google Reader over the past few weeks. Overall it is a useful piece of software, and might even become my permanent rss reader in the future.