Monday, October 01, 2007

Techmeme Leadershipboard for Techies - Standardization?

Techmeme have launched their Leadershipboard ranking sources by Presence - "the percentage of headline space a source occupies over the 30-day period. "Discussion" links are not taken in to consideration here — only full headlines are counted."

Coverage includes "Mini Techmeme for Mobiles."

On the "Mini" is an article by Robert Scoble (Scobleizer) titled "Techmeme list heralds death of blogging?" He says, "Most of the things on the list are now done by teams of journalists — that isn’t blogging anymore in my book" and also points out that, "people who used to enjoy blogging their lives are now moving to Twitter." The closer? "Why don’t you join? I automatically follow anyone following me now."

Scoble -- HP do Cisco, and IBM...and they're not on this list either along with the masses out there -- not everyone is Twittering nor wants to Twitter. With the range of social networks available and those joining forces to monitor, rank, and engage the dynamic, Techmeme's Leadershipboard is only the start.

In previous posts, I referred to social media and "standardization". Isn't Techmeme's Leadershipboard a form of "standardization"? Why or why not?

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