During the summer I made much hay about being disgusted with Technorati’s absymal level of service, uptime, and results. It’s only fair, then, to note that in my own anecdotal experience I’ve noticed a signifigant improvement in Technorati’s service over the past few weeks. Congrats to Technorati for listening and responding to the complaints of […]
Category: blog search
BusinessWeek’s Blogspotting reports that Technorati has struck “exclusive deals” with some blog utilities to be pinged first before any other services (such as weblogs.com or Pingomatic) are notified that your blog has been updated. So what? Is this a big deal? It might not be, except for the fact that despite this alleged advantage, Technorati […]
I’ve been woefully remiss in following up on my posts last week regarding my switch from Technorati to IceRocket (if you missed it, CEO’s of both companies commented here last week). Now comes a post from that other Jason (hehe), Weblogs, Inc. network prez Jason Calacanis. He’s not only fed up with Technorati, he’s asked […]
In my previous post, I mentioned that I’ve swapped out my Technorati search results link on each post over to an IceRocket search results function. There’s more to it: I’m also dropping my 10+ Technorati RSS feeds (Customized RSS feeds of my blog’s name, my name, and other topics of interest as they flow into […]
In keeping with my recent rail against Technorati, I just updated the part of this site that automatically linked Technorati search results from the post (it was right over to the left there, under “Comments”). Now, I’m linking you to results from Icerocket, a search engine. It’s just a trial, so let me know your […]
Last week, I reached the breaking point with Technorati and abandoned the service I called my “Web service of the year” for 2004. This week, Jason Kottke reaches the breaking point and says So Long, Technorati himself.
Sorry, but Technorati SUCKS. I used them many times per hour for several months last summer- probably about 20 times a day, six days a week- and the service was invaluable to me. It was my #1 web service of the year for 2004. But for the past several months, Technorati’s response time has been […]
BlogPulse has posted a fascinating study examining the effects of the blogosphere on the mainstream media during the 2004 Presidential election.