What we get is a more memetracking feel with various topic channels, and 2 streams per channel, one for blogs and the other for mainstream news.
Under each story there is a link called Attention, which is other hot posts talking about the same thing…unlike TechMeme you have to go to a new page to see the discussion…still I’m impressed.
You can limit a view of this front page to just see high rising blog content…and change the relevance from attention to freshness.
Also see Today in Photo’s, which is hot news by images in those items.
The sidebar also list tags used in these hot posts, and links to blog homepages/profiles from these hot posts.
See their webpage about the attention juice:
“…linking and attention patterns of posts, who wrote them, who’s linking to them, the rate of their popularity growth and many other factors. We use this information to determine what’s hot now and what’s gaining in attention…
Technorati measures Attention by calculating a weighted rank based on time, number of links, rate of new links, Technorati Authority, and the Technorati Authority of linking blogs. Attention changes over time, so something that was getting a lot of attention this morning may be much less interesting later in the day. A Technorati attention-based view allows you to concentrate on those items that are gaining the most attention now, even when they were created hours ago.”
Another new feature I see is Blogger Central which is kind of a summary page that brings together a lot of Technorati’s different features into the one page:
- top tags
- latest posts on “blogging” (not sure if this is from the blog directory topic)
- rising links of the day via the percolator
- top blogs
- top favourited blogs via Favourites
So when can I get a widget for every meme…idea is to paste a widget in a blog post which has the main meme link with attention post links surrounding it. As the meme grows, so does the widget in my blog post.
Basically instead of pointing to a meme URL I can embed it.