Technorati and profitability

by oneafrikan on January 14, 2005

I’ve been watching with growing interest how many people are putting Technorati links on their blogs and for a while I didn’t really understand what the fuss was all about….

The I started seeing even more people put up their profiles, and I started to think that as an early adopter it was my duty and responsibility to get hooked up with some Technorati goodness…

Then, lo and behold, I found this link on my daily feed‘ing frenzy – an article with David Sifry about said ‘Rati, and it’s really quite interesting…

I know some well known individuals are working there, and it looks like they’re onto a good thing. Personally, I agree with his point on getting a bunch of e-commerce sites when you search for wine – it’s super annoying, and I think that his solution is an elegant one – I’ve been thinking about an idea where people disseminate their knowledge in a group environment but the problem there is that you essentially have to get people to contribute, and that’s always a hard thing to do. I’m impressed with what they are trying to do, and I’m gonna keep watching the project to see where it goes.

Bottom line is, blogs are becoming a lot more common, and people with expertise on any number of subject matters are going to start realising the importance of having and running proactive blogs – think of it as a blogging arms race. And this is where Technorati is going to start getting ahead, I think. IMHO of course…

That’s a wrap for now – more on this soon!

Profitability – I haven’t looked in any depth at all, but how do they intend to make money?

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