Who's saying what. Right now.
Technorati is a real-time search engine that keeps track of what is going on in the blogosphere — the world of weblogs. As of August 2007, its reach spans over 94 million weblogs. Technorati argues that the best source of the newest information is weblogs. According to Technorati, "there are over 175,000 new blogs (that’s just blogs) every day" and "bloggers update their blogs regularly to the tune of over 1.6 million posts per day, or over 18 updates a second." Technorati sifts through all this data for your queries and offers you the newest information. The site has received recognition for its accomplishments with a SXSW 2006 award for Best Technical Achievement and the Best of Show award. It was also nominated for a 2006 Webby Award for Best Practices, but was beaten out by Google Maps and Flickr. Technorati competes with Google, Yahoo, and IceRocket.
Technorati on the Power of Blogs
- The power of weblogs is that they allow millions of people to easily publish their ideas, and millions more to comment on them. Blogs are a fluid, dynamic medium, more akin to a 'conversation' than to a library — which is how the Web has often been described in the past. With an increasing number of people reading, writing, and commenting on blogs, the way we use the Web is shifting in a fundamental way. Instead of being passive consumers of information, more and more Internet users are becoming active participants. Weblogs let everyone have a voice.
Open Source Software
Technorati is a proponent and supplier of open source software with an active development community. The site supplies a developer's wiki and several open APIs.
Technorati was founded in 2002 by Dave Sifry. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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