Tracking Bloggers With Blogdex
MIT’s Media Lab is experimenting with a tool for indexing the most popular hypertext links across thousands of weblogs and has ambitious plans to turn it into a resource for the mass media.
Launched last week, Blogdex is like a search-engine spider that visits about 9,000 weblogs a day looking for hypertext links.
“I think people need tools to help them think about the kind of information they are creating,” said Blogdex’s creator, Cameron Marlow, a 24-year-old PhD student at The Media Lab.
By ranking the most popular links, Blogdex provides an insight into what’s hot in the world of weblogs.