Technorati Launched Twittorati
Once a powerhouse in the brave new world of blogging, Technorati has been slowly but surely falling into irrelevance for the past years. Sure, blogs aren't exactly the hottest thing on the Internet, but the site has also been plagued by downtime and other problems as well as a general sense of stagnation. But now it is launching Twittorati, which, while still with blogging roots, aims to be for Twitter what the original site was for blogs seven years ago.
"Twittorati shows what top bloggers are tweeting about, and how these trends compare to Blogosphere trends. You'll be able to filter tweets by topic, see the most tweeted blog posts, and compare leading Blogosphere and twitter trends," CEO Richard Jalichandra writes. "We're asked all the time how platforms like Twitter and Facebook are impacting the Blogosphere. This is what we're seeing: Twitter is not replacing blogs, but it has evolved as a major awareness vehicle for bloggers and people who read blogs (same goes for Facebook status updates)."
The idea isn't to compete with the many services focused on Twitter topics or influential users but rather follow what the major blogs have to say on the micro-blogging platform. The site features tweets from the Technorati top 100 blogs in real-time, though you have to refresh the page to get updated content. The content displayed comes from all of the 100 blogs so the tweets are likely to cover a great variety of subjects. There are, however, some filtering options, either by the Technorati Tags or the top trending hashtags on Twitter.
Other features include a trending topics section, the top links the bloggers are linking to, as well as the most popular photos being talked about. A list of featured bloggers is also available, updated daily, with links to additional information about them. The site was launched with just the top 100 bloggers but will expand to include even more influential blogs in the future.