"Big yip!" you say. Well, the Foxfire browser's bookmarking utility has become portable and now is downloadable and works with Internet Explorer and other browsers. Well, I don't know if that is that much of a big deal but there is one capability on XMarks that is interesting.
Each web page or blog has a "site info" icon that can be used to discover similar pages if you are doing research. This can be useful when you are doing research and you didn't quite find what you wanted. But more importantly, Xmarks ranks pages by popularity by various categories. I have no idea how they do this. But if you want to hang out with the best and find out what pages they visit, this can be helpful.
Here is a list of Catholic Blogs and Catholic Information web pages that are quite popular (and a few local blogs that also made the rankings).
|Whispers in the Loggia||1||41||83||1,453|
|"Father Z" (WDTPRS)||2||86||99||3,282||4,238|
|Shrine Holy Whapping||5||334||230||6,571||10,117|
|New Liturgical Movement||6||50||146||6,387|
|Mark Shea (CAEI)||7||128||6,649||7,710|
|In the Light of the Law||27||127||310||9,531||12,645|
|Weight of Glory||108||120,547|
Congratulations to the Ironic Catholic of Winona whose blog of the same name is number 14 in popularity among Catholic blogs. Also making the list are:
Orbis Catholicus, John Sonnen, St. Agnes parishioner studying in Rome; lots of local color
The Roamin' Roman, Veritatis' wonderful blog created during her senior year in Rome in UST's program where she did nothing but travel and take great pictures.
Faithmouse, Dan Lacy, Catholic artist and cartoonist
Monastic Musings, Sr. Edith Bogue, Sociology professor at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Really excellent
The Weight of Glory, Clayton Emmer, Twin Cities expat in Los Angeles who recently returned home.
I am discovering new catholic blogs every day. Maybe there should be a MOCB as well as an MOB that meets up at Keegans like the MOB (Minnesota Organization of Blogs) used to and still sometimes does.
Wow. Pretty cool. Thanks for the news that people are actually reading!
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