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weblog-meta-services
by earl, 6074 days ago
just a quick collection of blogging meta-services (if anybody has a griping terminus for those kinds of services, let me know [simply click edit in the upper right corner and go ahead]).

- http://www.daypop.com/
similar blogs ("based on topic and content") if daypop sponsor or top100 blog. related blogs -> level 2 neighbors (A links to B, B links to related blog).

- http://blogdex.media.mit.edu/
just "top news" and simple "who linked to A" tracking.

- http://www.blogstreet.com/
multiple features. blog post search; auto rss generation. provides a blog neighborhood (also visually), mainly based on blogrolls. provides a blog neighborhood via google for comparison purposes.

- http://www.blogtree.com/
blog genealogy. "blog A was inspired by X, Y, Z"

- http://www.blogarama.com/
a blog directory - provides categorization.

- http://www.bloghop.com/
provides blog-rating functionality. output: top rated blogs. nothing else, so far.

- http://www.blogwise.com/
provides "find similar blogs", seems to be based on categorization. needs closer investigation.

- http://www.technorati.com/
various search facilities and the "link cosmos" - "who linked to A" tracking (also avail as RSS feed, if you pay for it).

- http://www.blogpulse.com/
"automated trend discovery for weblogs" - extracts popular phrases, people, links and blog entries from blogs using "machine learning" and "natural language processing" techniques.

- http://grumet.net/syo/index
various tools working over the "Share Your OMPL" dataset providing the following functions: "Search for feeds by name", "A list of people with unique subscription lists", "Readers who subscribe to feed X also subscribe to...", "A graph of how many people have how many subscriptions", "Search for feeds by XML URL substrings."
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