Trends and Buzz
Posted by Joel Martinsen on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 9:16 AM
After various sources pointed out that Technorati was seriously undercounting Chinese-language blogs (among other non-English pages), the blog indexing service quickly took action to make sure that China's most popular blog, written by celebrity Xu Jinglei, was included.
Xu Jinglei's blog now tops the list, outpacing even BoingBoing.
This is a serious undercount, says tech blogger Keso. Xu Jinglei's blog is hosted on Sina, whose system draws no connection between a blog's front page and the individual comment pages below it. Front pages are of the form http://blog.sina.com.cn/m/xujinglei, while pages are indexed as http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/46f37fb501000317. Keso says:
So Technorati's figure of 28,151 sites and 45,700 links to Xu's blog are to her front page alone.
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