Technorati.com indexes millions of real-time weblog entries into a
searchable database. The site is continuously updated, offers free
membership and a variety of additional features for searching and
sorting the endless array of information and opinion now available on
the internet. Seasoned and newbie webloggers alike may use the site to
locate information as well as link their own journals to the sizeable
WHAT ARE WEBLOGS? Weblogs are personal journals published on the
internet for public viewing. They are essentially online diaries.
Weblogs can be written by or on behalf of just about anyone from
celebrities and politicians to budding writers and angsty middle
schoolers. The beauty of the form lies in its flexibility as a medium.
In recent years, weblogging has expanded to include experiments in art
and fiction as well as redefine the concept of 'breaking news' with
on-the-scene amateur reporting from around the world.
WEBSITE FEATURES: Technorati allows users to perform various searches
in order to find specific topics in weblogs across the internet. With
free membership, users may also set up 'watchlists' which allow
constant, real-time updating of specific topics as they are written and
published on the internet.
The more casual searcher may benefit from
the 'tags' section of Technorati. Here topics are organized into
presorted categories prioritized by their use in individual weblogs.
Again, this is all updated on a live, real-time feed, allowing
up-to-the-minute accuracy on information from around the globe.
Technorati also sorts topics and news feeds into 'top-ten' reports.
Through this feature, users may view the most popular and driving
conversations and news pieces searched and discussed on the internet.
Users are also shown how to open their own weblogs on the internet and
link them with the Technorati database. Also available on Technorati is
the option of personalized accounts. Users may then customize from a
long list of search tags and individual preferences.