The Uncles and Technorati Authority

Last week, I attended the blogger dinner in SF with Hugh McCloud. While there, I ran into Dave Winer, one of internet uncles in our industry. (Uncle is a term of respect in our industry, I’m not sure if age is part of attribute). I thanked him personally for helping to bring blogging (RSS too, which means podcasting too) to our industry, it’s been nearly 10 years, and I told him it helped to propel my career forward, and I appreciate that. Thanks Dave.

On somewhat related note, Technorati seems to show an “Authority Ranking” now. I have no idea what it means, but my Authority is 958, and my rank is 2218, which I suspect is the same measure of incoming links from before. There’s currently no info when I hit the help area on it, if anyone has any clue to how the Authority number is calculated please let me know.