Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Washington Post and Technorati partner

Interesting...from a press release I just received on an email list:

[Arlington VA – August 31, 2005] -- washingtonpost.com today announced that it has partnered with blog search company Technorati to offer its readers the opportunity to view comments and opinions about washingtonpost.com articles and editorials from around the blogosphere.

The service will search millions of blogs for postings and feature links to the most blogged about articles and the liveliest web discussions on washingtonpost.com content.

"This partnership is part of our ongoing initiative to embrace and respond to the many dynamic ways that users consume and participate in news and information over the Internet," said Caroline Little, publisher and CEO of washingtonpost.com.

washingtonpost.com executive editor, Jim Brady, said. "News is not static. With the help of the web, interesting stories immediately become part of a broader national conversation. This partnership with Technorati lets the users in on that conversation by delivering the most interesting and lively discussions about washingtonpost.com content from some of the best and most popular blogs on the web. "

David L. Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati, said " We're pleased to be working with washingtonpost.com in leading the way toward expanding the interaction between the public and those who make and report the news. We salute them for recognizing the potential of blogs as a valuable contribution to the public discourse."

According to Kottke, though, (and I have to agree with him), Technorati is SOOO over. Feedster has been much kinder to me. And no, the irony is not lost on me that I am using Technorati tags below. Anyway, at least it's an interesting move. But Salon's been doing this for ages.