Thursday, April 10, 2008

Technorati-Wondering if Pinging and Charting are Working

English posts that contain International Edubloggers per day for the last 30 days.
Technorati Chart
Get your own chart!

When I go to Technorati , I can find several pages of posts on International Edubloggers Directory, but the chart that tracks post does not reflect the buzz. Am also seeing conversation and questions to Technorati about pinging and having blog postings updated. Just wondering what is going on and will read and research a bit to see what is going on.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Growing Roster of Members on International Edubloggers Directory

Eureka! Supposedly, an exclamation used by Arichimedes as an interjection to celebrate a discovery. I am using the term to celebrate my discovery of a new bloggers directory. Although I did not realize it when I signed up, the International Edubloggers Directory is just the kind of resource I have been looking for to lead me other bloggers on education topics.

While sites such as Blogher, Technorati, and Blogs by Women were helpful, they did not have an education focus and I was not able to watch them develop in real time. Nor did they have they have the cool tools that make watching this directory site develop so much fun. The use of Scribd, Mofuse, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 tools to allow members to get introduced into the cyberworld and other bloggers is impressive. While not all of the members are women, there are enough of them (Gender Split Male - 58%Female - 42%) listed in this directory to have a look around. It seems I need to carve out some time to read author Patricia Donaghy, and to learn about the members who blog on education. The membership roster is growing all the time, but I look forward to the task.

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