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Now that I’ve been working at Technorati long enough for the Kool-Aid to kick in, I decided to trick out my blog a bit with some nifty Technoratiness. Here are the highlights:

1. Search! Google may have this site indexed back to 1997, but it can take weeks for new entries to show up there. If you’re looking for something I said in a blog post, Technorati’s got my posts indexed within minutes. So I added the Technorati Searchlet to all the index pages.

2. Technorati This! Each post now ends with a “Technorati This” link. Click it to see if there are any other blogs out there talking about (and linking to) the post you’re on. It happens!

3. Technorati Tags! This is the one I’m really excited about. I rejiggered the way I use Categories in Movable Type to be more tag-like. Now, after each post, you’ll see a list of the tags I applied to that post. Click the quote bubble icon to go to the Technorati Tag page for that word, or click the text to see all my posts tagged with that word. It’s the best of both worlds: you can choose whether you want to hear more from me about it, or more from everyone about it.

More tricking out to come.

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