Brilliant use of Technorati for cross-blog conversations

BoingBoing added Technorati support to their template, enabling site visitors to click a link and see all the other weblogs that are commenting on that particular item. Dave Sifry at Technorati explains how anyone with a Movable Type weblog can do the same.

It’s pretty simple to do. The URL at which the Technorati Cosmos for a particular post lives is a static construction with the permalink of the item at the end, like The problem for Manila is that the only way I can get the permalink of the post is through the permalink macro, which takes no arguments and always spits out a linked graphic.

UserLand, if you’re listening, I’d like a macro that would just return the permalink URL so I could pass it into other things like the Technorati macro.