The original Technorati home page is busy, the ticker is useless, and when I click on search, I get few results and a lot of crap, it takes another click to get a list of relevant (?) posts. That’s by design, they are trying to re-profile themselves, moving away from blog-search, into multi-media. I am missing the authority filter though. Imperfect as it is, the authority filter was a way to get rid of bots, typically blogs with 0 inbound links that scrape content from other sites.
There is a simple, “googlyfied” Technorati though, at s.technorati.com - simple, fast (!), focusing on blog posts, and this one has the authority filter, which is the only reason I haven’t switched to Google Blog Search yet. The “S” version will be my new default Technorati from now on. (For the “ego trip” I still have to go back to the old one…)