The Technorati Attention Index: 50 web sites blogs link to the most
March 11, 2009 11:48 AM   Subscribe

The Technorati Attention Index. The 50 web sites blogs link to the most. #1: YouTube. #2. NYT etc.. updated monthly.
posted by stbalbach (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Even if the page did load, I think this would probably be pretty ho-hum.
posted by mudpuppie at 11:53 AM on March 11, 2009


loads monthly.
posted by gman at 11:56 AM on March 11, 2009


*drags out calendar, pencil, waits*
posted by mudpuppie at 11:57 AM on March 11, 2009


Page won't load. Technorati lost my attention.
posted by ardgedee at 12:00 PM on March 11, 2009


I suppose we could guess numbers 3-50. I put Flickr at #4 and Digg at #8.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:01 PM on March 11, 2009


Just don't look. Just don't look.
posted by DU at 12:07 PM on March 11, 2009


Oh! I get it. It's web based performance art. What a sly commentary on the state of the attention span of people on the internet. Thank you Technorati! I haven't taken a good long introspective glance at myself in some time.
posted by SinisterPurpose at 12:09 PM on March 11, 2009


Schrödinger's Attention Index
posted by brundlefly at 12:10 PM on March 11, 2009


Create website listing most-linked websites, encourage readers to link to it. Hmm.

That plan would probably work better if the page would ever load.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:18 PM on March 11, 2009


This is why you should never trust anyone whose job was invented after 1990.
posted by mhoye at 12:25 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Just about the only website that wasn't on this list the last time I looked (in 2005, probably) is Youtube.

Oh, and the Huffington Post. The less said about that site, the better IMHO.
posted by tapeguy at 12:25 PM on March 11, 2009


Thanks for undeleting. It's just as good as I'd imagined.
posted by gman at 12:45 PM on March 11, 2009


hunh.
You'd think they would, you know, provide, oh I dunno, say, LINKS to these websites?
posted by j at 12:52 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is a newly created list, this month is the first, I don't think anyone's done it before like with the authority of Technorati (they index 112 million blogs). It's a simple idea and list but very interesting.
posted by stbalbach at 12:57 PM on March 11, 2009


The somewhat worrisome thing about this list is that by my count only about four of these sites are not based in the United States (and this is strictly a cocktail napkin analysis, so it might not have an appropriate level of depth). Of those four sites, three were from the UK and one was from Canada.

The CBC and BBC web sites are of course (good, but nonetheless) state broadcasters.

The nationalist example is an easy one to pick up on, but I worry that the Internet is giving us freedom of choice but nothing to choose from. I noticed a long time ago that the same links tend to appear on metafilter, fark, etc, etc.

I would love to see a multi-edit blog which strictly disallowed the use of links and content from any website in the top 50.
posted by Deep Dish at 1:00 PM on March 11, 2009


It's hilarious how most of sites seem to be "old media," including some that are about to collapse.
posted by brundlefly at 1:25 PM on March 11, 2009


If you publish information that is unprofessional or untrue, other bloggers won’t link to you and you’re out of the ecosystem.

This is untrue, yet still linked.
posted by scottreynen at 2:02 PM on March 11, 2009


It's hilarious how most of sites seem to be "old media," including some that are about to collapse.

You did read the blurb at the top of the page, right?
posted by Sys Rq at 2:17 PM on March 11, 2009


You did read the blurb at the top of the page, right?

Gah! No I didn't. Distracted at work. Please disregard.
posted by brundlefly at 2:37 PM on March 11, 2009


The CBC and BBC web sites are of course (good, but nonetheless) state broadcasters.

The BBC is not a state broadcaster, and as I understand it CBC isn't either.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 3:07 PM on March 11, 2009


May 2009: New York Times collapses, closes
June 2009: 80% of blogging activity ceases overnight
July 2009: Jeff Jarvis falls into terminal state of lassitude and confusion, then explodes.

it might almost be worth it.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 3:09 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


My guess? The Top 1 result for every category is "Cory Doctorow".
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:27 PM on March 11, 2009


Technorati was tired, broken and mostly useless 5 years ago, the victim of bad design decisions and lack of vision. It has only gotten more so since.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:29 PM on March 11, 2009


MSN? Really? They're still around?
posted by Afroblanco at 11:19 AM on March 12, 2009


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