For editors who care what people think of their writing, blog indexes are a veritable readers’ panel – type in a URL and you reveal the kind of conversations started in response to published articles.
Now Newsweek has teamed up with leading index Technorati to share that information. Its Blog Roundup feature is a list of “the most blogged-about articles on Newsweek in the past seven days” that includes a link to each weblog post to cite those stories.
Good will toward Technorati was well and truly punctured, however, with a savage critique from A-list blogger Jason Kottke that prompted Guardian Unlimited assistant editor Neil McIntosh to condemn the site as “flaky”.
Both may be pleased to read the rumours that Technorati will shortly be bought up by a search company.