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China: Steps towards aggregation

The fault for the weak link between major blog aggregators and non-English blogs, says China Herald blogger Fons Tuinstra, lies not with the aggregators but with the ignorance of the local bloggers themselves.

“It all boils down to pinging the Technorati servers,” writes the Shanghai-based China consultant. “When you cannot be bothered (like many Chinese webhosts), Technorati will not list you. We actually had to explain [to] a participant in India what a ping is.”

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  • That could be one way to explain my entry. I actually thought that Technorati should do something about that, because they cannot just expect the rest of the world to ping them to get a good global service. I had some interesting exchanges with them and now Xu Jinglei has made it to the top of their top-100. With a little bit of effort we can get another 50 Chinese blogs on their listing.

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