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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Slave Tools - Techonrati, You're Hurting Us

The Gillmor Gang's recent show from the Syndicate conference featured Amanda Congdon of Rocketboom, and Amanda stated that she uses Technorati "search by authority" to identify experts. This was an alarming statement, because the link-based search used by Technorati indicates popularity - not authority. Confusion on this point is something Media Slaves would to like help correct.

NOTE: We requested an audio clip from Steve Gillmor via the comments on his site, but our request was ignored.

Popularity promoted as authority or expertise is a disservice to the reader, as well as, for the publishers who are true experts but not winning the popularity contest.

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