I'm not sure what is more satisfying - the fact that TailRank just updated with a load of very cool, social media features, or that fact that I predicted it would using my proprietary 'important people don't blog when they are doing something very interesting' blog monitoring method.
I've not yet checked out all the updates, here is a summary of the details on Kevin's blog:
- Weblog Auto Configuration: previously, TailRank asked you to import an OPML file of blogs you visited. Now you can ask it simply to monitor which blogs you read and it does all that for you. Kevin has attacked a key barrier to unlocking some of the potential of TailRank, viz: the need to upload files that you may not even know how to create.
- Weblog Recommendations: one of the biggest gaps in the blog portal space - finding blogs, not just posts. This is based on the population of the data gathered above.
- Recommended Reading Lists: sounds similar to the above - not quite sure yet what the difference is.