Not long at all

While I was signing up for a Technorati API key, IMed me to say that Mark had updated. I figured I might as well see what he had to say, before I started thinking about what I could do with Technorati, and in what language. Well, PyTechnorati probably answers the language question, at least.

Update: just to muddy the waters: from Phil Pearson, from Aaron Swartz, which uses his xmltramp, which is a bit like his TRAMP, which makes dealing with RDF in Python dead simple, MTTechnorati, a Movable Type plugin from Adam Kalsey, phpTechnorati from RevJim, and Radio and Frontier glue from Dave Winer.


Comment by Mark #
2003-05-12 13:24:42

I would just like to say that I subscribe to your site and would have found this entry when my aggregator runs (at 4:30 local time), but I found it a whopping 6 minutes early because I was trolling Blogdex and saw that the Technorati API announcement was already at #9, and that Blogdex had found your link to it 13 minutes ago.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-05-12 20:23:09

I was going to claim that six minutes could mean the difference between claiming the coveted frist p0st and being a second-rater, but then I got distracted. Luckily, seven hours later I can still… oh.

Comment by Jacques Distler #
2003-05-13 15:22:10

So, what are you going to do with it, Phil?

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-05-13 20:38:03

Aye, that’s the rub. I’d like to clean up my referers (there are people whose link produces referers from ten or so different URLs), but that’s far too many calls, to keep it up to date. Probably just a front-page referers list: I only track links to posts, so when I happen to remember to check Technorati, I quite often find surprises (for that matter, a surprising number of links to posts never get clicked, not even the one time that would let me know it exists, and get a linkback).

Comment by Jacques Distler #
2003-05-13 21:35:48

As a bit of a goof, I put it on my sidebar. I’m not sure I’ll keep it, but it is a valuable lesson in the pitfalls of sending crap HTML through an XML parser (in Adam Kalsey’s plugin).

What to do about it serves as a nice little addendum to my earlier bullet-proofing post.

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