Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Technorati WTF Utility

I do find Technorati's WTF utility to be, well, useful. Looking at the popular searches, I often have no idea what they're about. It takes too long to wade through all of the blog posts from a search to find out what the topic means. Without WTF, I don't think I'd take the time to find out.

The other thing that's interesting is that the popular searches often seem to pertain to 3 categories: celebrities (famous people or some sex scandal), technology (web 2.0 sites in particular), and politics. For example, here are the current popular searches, broken down into those categories:
Personally, I'd like to skip the Celebrity and Politics searches. I'd like a utility that showed me popular searches from the Technology category only. Hmm, that would be a good Technorati mashup. BTW, notice that the above tags aren't actually Technorati Tags. Each is a TagSummary, built with the free TagBuildr tool. Here's the FAQ. Try it anywhere you'd use Technorati Tags.

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