Here’s a fat tail for you – technorati tracks the ‘authority’ of blogs, which is basically measured by how many other blogs link to yours in a post. We got linked to by my friend Mike Lupica, increasing the authority of this blog from 0 to 1. Which meant that the ranking of this blog on technorati rocketed from somewhere around 4,200,000th all the way up to 2,474,868th! Which in turn means that there are around 2,000,000 blogs listed with technorati (about 44%) with no links to them at all! The blog with the highest authority is Huffington Post (24,000), the next highest are techcrunch and engadget (both about 14,000).
While this is perfectly normal behaviour for social networks (especially internet-based ones), it’s still pretty interesting to see it in action.
(Hmmm, and if Mike is listed on technorati, I just bumped his authority by a bit… not that we’re gaming the system!)