Stake Your Claim? Technorati Opens Goldrush-Inspired Tag Directory
February 03, 2009 at 18:48 PM EST
Technorati has just launched a new directory of 'tag' pages, offering brief overviews of a variety of tech-related topics. Tag pages range from broad subjects like 'internet' to individual companies, with each page offering links to relevant articles, blog posts, user-written summaries, and related topics on Technorati (in some ways the pages are reminiscent of Mahalo's topical overviews). Unfortunately, while these tags could eventually serve as a handy glossary to the web, it seems that in an effort to quickly build up content Technorati is openly inviting users to submit articles that are less than objective. Technorati can automatically generate listings of recent blog posts relating to each tag, but it still has to rely on users to write the summaries for each page. To entice writers, the site is allowing users to include links to their own blogs or webpages in their submissions (provided they're relevant).