There’s a new feature in the sidebar of Nick Robinson’s BBC blog: a list of ‘Blogs linking here’. It’s quite a nice feature, with a couple of extracts from particular blogs (selected and extracted manually), plus links off to Google Search and Technorati searches.
I’ve done something similar with a couple of projects recently (see here), using this as a proxy to Trackbacks (which are questionable at the best of times). Comment Is Free does likewise, with links to preconstructed Technorati searches for every article it posts… just click the green Technorati logo. It wouldn’t be a huge stretch to pull in the Technorati search results via RSS, and display them automatically on the page… but that becomes a huge risk.
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“It wouldn’t be a huge stretch to pull in the Technorati search results via RSS, and display them automatically on the page… but that becomes a huge risk.”
Not least because it would rely upon Technorati actually working, which is anything but a given these days!
Spot on, Dave. I’m using Technorati RSS at the moment to keep track of mentions of Puffbox… and frankly it’s being a pain in the backside.
Thanks to the Beeb guys, by the way – yes, I spotted that you’re now listing me in the list itself! 🙂
Using the words ‘You can find more here or here.’ is a bit amateurish though…
Really Frankie? Why so? And what would you say instead?
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