Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 6, 2009 - 11:03am
I came across this post earlier today at one of my favorite blogs, the effing librarian. HotStuff 2.0 is yet another awesome pathway in and out of the blogosphere, but this one is designed specifically for librarians, information enthusiasts and blibliobloggers.
According to the About page:
RSS feeds from nearly a thousand library related blogs are collated on a daily basis and analysed in an attempt to discover new and/or interesting topics.
A daily blog post is generated using a single word that has seen a marked increase in usage over the last few days. A “Word Wheel” image shows the strength of the links between that word and other words that have also recently seen an increase in usage.
Users interested in finding active or popular blogs on specific topics can use the search feature, which will list the most recent blog posts (by blogs registered on the site) using that word. Bloggers and people interested in usage statistics can use HotStuff as one measurment for a given site's popularity.
As you can see, we are apparently pretty hot--as of today ALA TechSource is ranked 24th on the "Hot or Not" list. Sizzlin'.