How can you find others using the same tags you've placed in your posts? Well, open an account in Technorati
What is Technorati? It is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google, Yahoo and IceRocket. (More Info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technorati)
- Go to Tecnorati at http://www.technorati.com/
- Open an account
- Go to "My Account"
- Click on the "Blogs" tab
- Go to "Claim a Blog" and write your blog url
- You'll see "Begin Claim" and will get a choice for next step, just pick the simpler, "Post Claim".
- Activate the claim using "post claim".
- Follow Instructions.
- Once you have successfully claimed your blog, complete the Edit Blog Settings form, where you'll need to write the tags that will describe yours, and HERE, include wrtingmatrix.
- When done, you'll see "My Claimed Blogs". Click on "Ping".
You can now check for your blog's new content. There's no need to "Automate this", as this option will demand some knowledge of html. Your blog will now appear in your "Blog Directory search". (from Rita's article in WritingMatrix wiki)
I have found the following post about Technorati at
I asked WM teachers :"Do you agree agree or not with the article , and why?" Opinions about Technorati by WM teachers:
Rita Zeinstejer : "Technorati can be a very good tool for stds provided they know how to use it, when to use it, where to use it. And it's up to teachers to show them how to find out about it."
Vance Stevens: "I don't have much experience with technorati. I teach a course whose coursebook is here: http://126.96.36.199/file.php/83/internetsearch/InternetSearch2008v1.pdfI try to expand the students' notion of search beyond Google.
I make a lot of use of del.icio.us. Technorati is mentioned there as are other Google search tools.\I think I would agree that it's not that useful to students unless they are familiar with the concept of tagging and work in a field where bloggers are common (such as the field of education and social networking) and where these bloggers will tag their posts.I think teachers should get familiar with it first and then they can think of ways to use it with their students."
And you? What is your opinion?