The Power150 is here to stay, like it or not.
So, while it’s still all lovely and fresh and new, here are some enhancements I’d like to see on it:
- A script for including your position in the list on your blog. I currently update mine to the left of this blog manually, but an automated script would be better. And, for wordpress.com users who cannot use script, a Feedburner-like chicklet would be nice.
- Taking inspiration from financial systems, I think we need to see a timestamp for the last update, then from that we can see who’s moved up/down since, alongside the biggest risers/fallers or most/least active over the day/ week/ month/ quarter/ year. Charts would be cool too, complete with simple indicators such as moving averages. And then a total for the entire list – total Technorati Authority, total Bloglines score – would serve as the total ‘index’, again with charting and movement indicators. It could be very interesting to see whether the blogosphere as defined by the Power150 is expanding or contracting.
- And one thing to take away: the mysterious ‘Todd’ rating. To me, this is totally bogus. Why add something so subjective? OK, so you can explain away the worth of the other metrics but this one really doesn’t belong here.
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