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.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Coupon for Valentine's Day Gifts

If you haven't yet purchased a Valentine's Day gift, use coupon code BVAL07 at Plantrex, an interior landscaping company and flower shop. That'll save you $5 off any order of $50 or more. Here's an example of one of their unique Valentine gifts:


That coupon's only good today and tomorrow, so order from Plantrex today. Why order from Plantrex instead of a name like FTD or 1-800-Flowers? When you order from a large wire service like those, your order is either shipped in a box or, in the case of fresh flowers, is wired to a local florist. With Plantrex, they pick up the phone and call a local florist to make sure they have the right sort of flowers in stock and have room in their delivery schedule. Since Plantrex is an interior landscaping company and flower shop, they understand both plants and flowers. They're not simply a middleman like the big wire services. Choose Plantrex for all of your online florist deliveries.

Use gift code BVAL07 at Plantrex.com when you check out!

So, quit searching blogs for , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Forget about V-Day gifts for Fido. Go to Plantrex.com right now and order your Valentine a nice gift!

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Test Post on New Blogger

First post after upgrading to the new Blogger platform. Testing...

Now testing update of existing post...

Here's an image link to the TagMan game:

tags game

Test to make sure blog tags (these are NOT Technorati tags) are working fine: , , , , , . Those tags were all made with TagBuildr.