A friend brought to my attention that Confused of Calcutta had slipped down the overall Wikio blog rankings, from 25th to 31st. Now I didn’t know that Wikio had rankings, or that this blog was being covered there, so I went and took a look. [Once I realised that Wikio takes a rolling 120-day view, the ranking made sense, I’ve posted very little over that period.]
I couldn’t help wryly noticing that my blog was classified as “other”. Over the years, I’ve been “banned” at work many times, as list-makers classified me in very strange ways, ranging from “gambling site” to “adult content” or words to that effect. So I’ve always wondered who assesses the blogs and awards these categories and classifications.
And so I lived with “other”, I’ve been called worse. I did wonder, however, at what Hugh Macleod would make of Gapingvoid being classified as “Technology”. I’ve always thought of Hugh as unclassifiable. Come in Alpine, are you listening?