Well I’ve decided to jump on the Technorati bandwagen and start tagging entries on my blog. I downloaded the Technorati plugin for Movable Type and modified my entry template. For those who aren’t aware of this, Technorati provides a common place where you can view blog entries and photographs that are tagged with the same keywords. It is kind of a search engine where the content must be actively linked to Technorati.
In essence, they are really making all of the content authors do the work of indexing their work and placing it on Technorati. This can be considered another form of the DMOZ (the web directory edited by humans.) When you click on a link from a tag, you are taken to the Technocrati Web site where you will see a list of content that references the same tag.
This is useful because you can see when others people are writing about the same topics as you. As another searchable resource, it is like getting an instant search result listing without having to wait for a spider to crawl your site. Of course, that depends on how often Technorati updates their pages. Yet another way we can all help to share useless information via our blogs!