Once again I am overwhelmed with a site. I could play for hours on Technorati just doing searches and not even actually reading the blogs. When I did the School Library Learning- I used "exact words" to search. I came up with about 21 tags, 128 blogs, and over 3000 in the blog directory. It seems like the most popular blogs out there are technical/computer ones and entertainment information. Which seems pathetic, (the entertainment ones) but I love those sites, too.
I like the idea of tagging. I liked what the news article (Chicago Tibune) said about dilicious - where you (the reader)are tagging what you find interesting and how you want to categorize it--it is for the user. The technorati site is based on how the publisher wants to categorize the post or information. They are both great sites to do searches and explore- but one is based on the writer and one is based on the readers. One thing for sure--- whatever information you need can be found on these sites. I am always "googling" questions (how to paint a piece of furniture= was the latest) now I have new sites to ask my questions.