Twingly is a social blog search engine that claims to be completely spam-free. Their Top 100 list identify the top blogs in 12 different languages based on a proprietary ranking system. It’s kinda like what Technorati has been trying to do with their Authority ranking. From the Twingly blog:
Today we’re launching two exciting projects at Twingly.com – Top 100 and BlogRank. The first one, Twingly Top 100, is the listing of the 100 biggest blogs in 12 different languages based on our ranking system (which is mainly focusing on inlinks and likes among other things). BlogRank is a number between 1-10 that shows how big a blog is. It’s similar to Google PageRank but only for blogs.
John Chow dot Com is ranked number 56 in the Top 100 Blog English blogs and number 59 when all languages are factored in.