Thursday, January 17, 2008

Blogger The Trip Through 2007 and The Roundup

Yes I have been with Blogger with for more than three years and always wondered why didn't I start before? So if you have slightest inclination, start now.
Yes the year 2007 passed without noticing that Blogger beta became The Blogger and I was one of the first to try the Beta Blogger. I am not much of a tweaker (I am not much of a writer either) so I just used regular templates and learned bit by bit how to add stuff. But with the new layout system, it is a breeze!
Yes, I have been breezing through more than 3000 posts in various blogs that I command. I thank Google and the Blogger team for the service they provided and only one time I had to contact the support was to get my site checked to verify that it is not a spam site!
The Blogger Buzz has an article about what they went through during the 2007. I think you will enjoy! I did.
Blogger Buzz: 2007 Roundup
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Indexing Trouble At Technorati Is Being Fixed

According to Technorati blog, they are in the midst of repairing most of the effected data due to some indexing troubles they had this past week.
Technorati's spiders were shutdown for several hours last week due to this reason while the Technorati team was investigating and fixing the problem. Some newly created weblogs had their data scrambled.
No blogs that existed in our system before Dec. 18th were impacted at all.
They expected to fix everything during the weekend but it proved to be not the case due to vast amount of data that Technorati handles. Since then further work on the problem is working andd they are recovering now and the backlog of data processing is getting worked through.
So if your blog is not showing correct data or if your blog is not there at all, when you visit;
you can inform Technorati at the support request page. A selection for 'The January 8th System Outage' will be available this month to specially aid the abnormal troubles with this case if there are any!
Information is from Ian Kallen's Dog Ate Your Blog post.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Re-learning the Web at its principles

I was hunting for information on Feed Technology when I came across this gem of a n article. Although I do not agrre with all it has to say, I enjoyed reading it, in fact, I changed some of my directions, indirectly, based on the information and links provided in the article.
So if you also want learn something about about Content Negotation and URI, information spaces and so on dilemmas, in the Semantic Web areas, head over to Casual Info Ina Bottle.
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Technorati Authority Bug Fixed, But My Rank Is Still Low ;)

Technorati Fixes Authority Bug. The bug gave some sites with sub domains an inflated authority, according to Dorion Carroll at Technorati. (I went there to find out about why pings are not registering and article posts are all haphazard. Some of my blogs show old posts as latest. I will check support later.)
The bug fix to the Technorati Authority should not affect many of us who are in the lower rungs of the ladder. According to the same post, mostly affected were top 100 or weblogs and sites. I wish Technorati gave me some of those fallen off authority rankings! ;). Well may be I have to work on it.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Wikia Search Goes Live today

Search Wikia, the widely awaited search engine from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is slated to make its official debut on Monday, with the bet that an open-source, community-driven effort can disrupt and reshape this Google-dominated market.
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