Technorati has announced a new weekly (Friday) newsletter, the Buzz Monitor, which sounds like it’s a weekly review of the blogosphere zeitgeist. (Great name for a punk band.) From the announcement in my e-mail: “We’ll pipe you headlines from the blogosphere, photos from our members, tips and tricks for our publishers, and guides for our users.”
Strangely enough I can’t find any kind of signup for the newsletter on Technorati’s front page. If you sign up for an account, you have an option to get a newsletter. And you can get a big list of popular stuff in a variety of different categories at http://www.technorati.com/signup/. Maybe I just missed it … No, wait, I tell a lie, I found a page about it at http://www.technorati.com/about/newsletter/. Unfortunately all it says is “Coming Soon”…
One other thing Technorati has, but I didn’t see it mentioned in the newsletter announcement, is a new daily “vlog” which they’re posting in their blog. You can see the first one at http://technorati.com/weblog/2006/10/129.html.
It was kind of odd to go through the very slick intro and then as the presentation get two folks standing in front of a microwave. Not that there’s anything wrong with microwaves. It’s just that after Aaron (did I catch his name correctly?) reached over, took the coffee cup, and drank while Liz was talking, I kept expecting to hear Dave Sifry off-camera: “Are you guys finished yet??! I want to heat up my Hot Pocket!”
So CNN it’s not, but if I wanted to watch CNN, I’d turn on the TV. And besides, it’s amazing brass (in a good way) to commit to a 3-4 minute video show five days a week. One suggestion: put the captions with the URL a little lower so it’s against the counter (a bit easier to read.) And I liked Peter Herschberg (sp?) but I couldn’t quite keep up with what he was talking about; I needed a little more context.
So, buzz and video’d news, coming your way from Technorati…