What TechMeme is doing for top blog posts in the blogosphere is now doing for blog sources.
The TechMeme blog has announced the TechMeme Leaderboard, the Top 100 blogs over the last 30 days…as you may guess to qualify a blog has to have many of it’s posts as headline posts.
NOTE: Not all TechMeme content comes from blogs
What a great idea, they have got this data anyway, so why not rank the sources by quantity of headlines over a time period.
The great thing is it’s all packaged in OPML, beats me why they are not using Grazr on the sidebar as a way to view the latest posts by these top 100 blogs.
Grazr enables you to not only list and read a bunch of feeds via an OPML, but this list of feeds can perpertually change, so it’s kind of like feed shopping.
You don’t have to do anything but visit a revolving set of feeds…if you don’t want to go to the Grazr reader daily, you could subscribe to this OPML in BlogBridge (this is one of the very few RSS Readers which actually subscribes to an OPML).
A while ago I posted on Adam Green’s TechMeme tool, which is a very similar idea, he hacked a way to created an OPML with sources from the current headlines on TechMeme. As a headline drops off the front page, so does the source feed drop from Adams Grazr hack (unless that source has another headline on the frontpage)…as a headline from a source makes the TechMeme front page, that source feed will appear in Adams Grazr hack.
It’s similar to the TM Leaderboard, but even more dynamic, these sources are changing all the time compared to the TM Leaderboard.
Both these lists are useful and have their own purpose, one is on the Top 100 sources over 30 days, and the other is Top Daily sources.
SLE (list feed)
TechMeme Leaderboard would be perfect as an SLE feed, that way I don’t have to visit the Leaderboard page, I could just subscribe to the SLE feed, and whenever there is a change in the line up, the feed would have a new item, and this new item is a list of the current 100 feeds.
[ADDED 03/10/07: Pito Salas from BlogBridge illustrates how you can subscribe to the TM Leaderboard OPML in the BlogBridge RSS Reader]