Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Poop on Technorati

Anybody familiar with Technorati? I just learned about it reading someone else's blog. There is a feature that allows you to claim your blog and then you can check your ranking. I'm not sure if I should celebrate because the world has over 6 billion people and I got this message:

Rank: 4,647,702 (update - October 20: moved 2,706,351 spots to 1,941,351 ; watch out world!)

Or, maybe I should lapse into despondency about the futility of modern life (as if W and his cronies haven't raised this thought in my head every day for the past 7+ years), since there are likely only 3-4 million of those billions with computers, a few of them most likely running multiple blogs, which means I'm at the bottom of an extremely long ladder.

Oh, well, at least I'm not number two*, because as every parent of toddlers knows, number two is the pooper number.

Technorati also offer an authority figure (okay, it's really an authority number, but who am I to resist a pun, when they were the thing by which The Bard was undone? [or a bad couplet, for that matter]), which is some indicator of how many people are linking to you. So, if you're a blogger and you link to me, I'll get some aww-thore-uh-tay (October 20 update: authority = 2; very funny, Mr. Technorati. Been reading my blog, have you?)

Right now? I got nothin'.

* All of the numbers, other than blogs ranking and the pooper number are irresponsibly speculative guesses on the part of the author of this post.


Tillerman said...

Apparently my rank is 185,493. I guess that's better than 4,647,702 but it still means that 185,492 bloggers are better than me in some way. Who are these people? Don't they know who I am? Now get off my lawn.

Greg and Kris said...

Can I help you find your bowl of soup?

I imagine the 4,647,701 ahead of me include some real winners, too, like William Hung and Ann Coulter. Sigh.

Bill said...

Don't feel bad...I don't even want to look at my rating as my Google analytical reveals I am the only one to look at my Anyway, fair winds and following seas to you.


Greg and Kris said...

I checked out Oceantric. Love the sailing simulator. You just reduced productivity in my office by a significant percentage, I'll have you know.