I’ve always had a thing for lists and rankings. When I was younger I used stay up late and scribble down the UK top 40 chart on a noisy 1440 kHz Radio Luxembourg. It was a great way to discover new music and I especially recall hearing the brilliant “Telegraph” by the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark for the first time, a very hard band name to catch, especially at the low volume I had to use not to disturb my parents. But this was not supposed to be a post about old New Romantic classics, no, I wanted to raise a question about the Technorati rankings that I follow like a paparazzi after Paris Hilton. I have noticed that Technorati does not register all incoming links to my blog and I am sure that there are a number of reasons for that, like for example that they are published on some obscure local blog platform from a tiny north European country. I understand that there are a large number of blogs that Technorati simply does not track (yet). No problem with that.
What I don’t get is why an incoming link from Boing Boing, the second most linked blog on the planet, does not show up in my Technorati cosmos? That’s like a thing that goes into your CV, so obviously I’d like that to show up. The first time Media Culpa got link love from Boing Boing, it was registered, so something must have changed at either Technorati or Boing Boing.