Technorati is a strong candidate for the title of the most unreliable web service ever: frequent ouatages, slow response time even when it’s up, basic functions not working, a blog index that forgets old posts – you name it.
They once were pioneers with a vision of indexing the blogosphere and being the glue that binds lose elements of the conversation together – then the blogosphere exploded on them. I’ve said repeatedly:
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?
After failed execution, they gave up on the vision, too, bringing in a new CEO who apparently tried to convert Technorati into a media company. There was this small problem though… that users are not interested in a Technorati whose core functions fail.
Oh, well, at least they had the Monster:
Not anymore. Today, with Technorati dead again, all I got was this boring message:
Perhaps the Monster became a casualty in the most recent round of layoffs?