I'm breaking the thread to change subjects...
At one time in the history of Wikinews, we did "Ping" technorati when we finished an article. The ping link was on the talk page of the article. I searched a bit and found:
See the talk page there for more information. I don't know if it still works or will work, but I thought I'd pass that along.
Talking about social networking, Whats peoples thoughts on the
ShareThis extention. (Its some where on the mediawiki website, you can
see an example of it in action on the wikileaks site). Doing stuff
like that has been rejected before to fears that it might look tacky
and make us look like a blog, not a "real" news site. But "real" news
sites now seem to be doing that, so I think we should follow suit.
As for technocrati, I don't think they index us anymore. I think
Amgine might have been working on something to make them love us
again, I'm not really sure.