I like the new Technorati Favorites, the new service where you can add blogs and other sites to a list of favourites that others can also access.
It’s the sharing aspect of it that I like most. Others can see which sites I regard as favourites and I can do the same with others’ favourites lists. Adds some more dimension to what you know about people. Here’s my current favourites list on Technorati.
There are three easy ways to get sites into your own favourites list:
- Click on the little star that now appears against the name of every site in Technorati when you do a search there
- Install the Faves bookmarklet in your browser so with one click you can add any site to your favourites list
- Import a list of sites via an OPML file
You can install a widget on your site which shows recent posts from some of your favourites. I’ve done that on this new page. Not sure yet how I’ll use this. Probably move it to the sidebar in the Connections page, once I figure out how to edit the PHP code correctly in that sidebar template so it appears only in that page (all those PHP ‘else’ and ‘if’ conditions give me a headache).
Plus, you can add a little badge to your site that others can click on to add you to their favourites. Here’s a handy link for this site if you feel so inclined:
It would be great if I could use Technorati Favorites instead of the Blogrolling list I have. Far more dynamic and connected. But you’re limited to 50 sites at the moment.
Still, I’m not complaining – it’s a neat integrated service.