Authority Blog Search? I'll believe it when I see it ok?

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I've talked about this with a few people, rcjordan in particular, authority blog search. Meaning, finding the source, or the most credible of posts rather than the latest drivel from jonny nobody. Om posts about Sphere, that according at least to them, are going to do just that...

Words are cheap however, and if Google can't do a good job of that (really, anticlimax of the year or what?) then I find it hard to believe that Sphere can.

But hey, if you guys wanna send me an invite to that beta, i'll happily eat my words if proved wrong, and god knows i would love to be proved wrong...

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Uhm... this is one of those

Uhm... this is one of those rare moments where I have to say that I'll keep my mouth shut *lol*

I'm not sure this is the most accurate description of the core problem with blogs, but it's close:

most credible of posts rather than the latest drivel from jonny nobody

Imagine "Google News" for blogs - why didn't they do that?

>> Sphere
Well, it's easy to put some text up on a web page.

Second, the "blogosphere" has some very unfortunate characteristics wrt. linking and scale. It's an enourmous, ever-growing haystack, and you're not even looking for a needle, no; you're looking for a piece of straw just like the rest of them.

Doesn't make sense to me I'm

Doesn't make sense to me I'm afraid. Why up the rank of authorative posts? Authorative information is easy to find. Blog search is all about being able to discover the hidden gems. Sounds rather like playing cricket without the ball: it's a whole lot safer and more convenient but it's isn't any fun!

>>Doesn't make sense to me

>>Doesn't make sense to me I'm afraid. Why up the rank of authorative posts?

Not in real-time it's not.

Let's say we're talking about a story breaking on WellKnownFirmA buying WellKnownFirmB - I want to know:

  • Who broke the story
  • Which of the authority blogs (those with most linkage) are talking about it
  • AND i want the usuall last post, first result format

Im not suggesting it replace the 'by date' results, cos i find a lot of 'gems' that way too, but i do want better research tools for the "live web"...

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