“I’ve complained so much about Technorati‘s non-performance, it’s getting boring.” – This is a quote from a post I wrote 9 month ago. Nothing changed since then. They keep on changing the humorous (?) error messages:
No, sorry guys, it’s not a Monster. Perhaps a Snail. A Turtle at max.
I recognize Technorati for being innovators in the Blogosphere, and I prefer using it for the features. But there is one “feature” where Google Blog Search wins: it works. All the time. Technorati is dead more often than not, and even when it’s “alive”, it’s barely crawling.
Technorati is clearly an IP company ( a damned good at that) that cannot cope with the infrastructure requirements of the growing Blogosphere. Isn’t there a White Knight out there that would acquire them and save us all from this slow suffocation?
Update: Wow, quite a coincidence: Read/WriteWeb is discussing Technorati’s exit options today.