Archives for April 2006

Technorati Ranks

Guy Kawasaki has admitted that he’s a adict to his technorati rankings.  Stowe did a bit of an experiment with his rankings.   Stowe is still climbing and rightfully so, I’ve added him back to my bloglines and most of the time I can overlook his self-universalness.  Of course he’s auctioning off his t-shirt wearing, so that just goes to show you, that if you get enough creds around the blogosphere, you can get anyone to pay you to do something like wear clothes.

So, Guy has climbed up to #46 in the t’rati rankings.  I wanna be up there too!  So here goes.  I’m hopefully only going to ask you all this once.  Link me up Scotty!  Right now, I have 214 links from 66 sites.  Can you get it to 100?  how bout 200?  Or maybe 2,388, the number to get me into the top 100?  Let’s see how far up we can link this blog!  Why?  Because we all like challenges, and chances are if I see a link coming in, I’ll start reading your blog too.  And I like to link the blogs I read.

While we are at it, I love Schwag! I won’t even make you pay like Stowe Boyd did!  Send all your schwag to me at:

Shane Ede

914 2nd ave ne

Jamestown, ND 58401

It won’t get nearly the exposure of anything you send to Stowe, but I’ll appreciate it just as much if not more.  Shirt size is xxxl.  Thanks!

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Another sentence

I saw this on Tom’s site who saw it on Kent’s site who saw it on… well, you get the idea.  It’s a meme.  A little bit like that annoying email you keep getting about how Bill Gates is going to pay you $100 for each person you send it on to.  In any case, this one is short and sweet so I’m going to participate.

The Instructions:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

“And actually, even though your browser is sold as one program, it actually consists of many different components working together.”

From a copy of “Secrets and Lies: Digital security in a networked world” by Schneier.  A leftover from when my boss’ desk was here.

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Eyes Wide Shut party recreated

Links have pictures of lightly clothed persons and may not be safe for work viewing.

The Cool Hunter pointed out a site called  Basically it boils down to the company/organization/whatever rents a castle and they hold “events” that are very similar to the orgy/party/cult party/event that occurs in Stanley Kubrick’s movie “Eyes Wide Shut.”  Very interesting.  Wouldn’t have thought that something even close would occur in the real world.

There is definetely something cultish about the whole thing.

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Sphere gets official FeedFlare

Despite it’s rather peek-a-boo(now you see me now you don’t) opening performance today, Sphere got plenty of mentions and some are even calling it a Technorati killer.  Unfortunately, I did not manage to get a good look at it and am still sitting outside the curtains waiting for them to re-open.  From what I have seen, Sphere took the relevance and authority ranking and search algorithms and made some vast improvements.  Change that may be welcomed with open arms by many who feel that blog search engines like Technorati and IceRocket are too biased to links or not biased enough(respectively).

According to the website, the public grand opening will be sometime in the next few days after they put a few more finishing touches on. Already sites like Feedburner, the site that monkey’s with the feed here, have added quick and easy ways to use Sphere to find related items.  In Feedburner’s case, the ability to add a “Related Posts at Sphere” feedflare(pic below) to the feeds is already available and if your reading this in a feed reader, you may or may not see it at the end of this post.

feedburner sphere feedflare

It seems to appear only if there are related posts and as the site isn’t technically live yet, it may not appear at all until it is. I’m excited for it to go live and to give the tires a proverbial kick.  I’ve often said that Technorati is the king of blog search, but the heir to the throne may have arrived.

Sphere mentions elsewhere:

Search engine watch, Silicon Beat, ZDnet, SearchViews, Marketing Pilgrim

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