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Technorati Redesign 2007  (View post)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 25, 2007
12 years ago5,235 views


blogoscoped.com/files/technora ...


was the best one

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The very first one was pretty good too.

Andreas Bovens [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

If you click on the Posts tab, you can see that there *are* results for this search query: technorati.com/posts/tag/serge ...
Bad usability though. And what's up with the .../posts/tag/... URL?

Trvy Melltor [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

yeah the new one is shitty :/

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The left bar in videos , in blogs, in music is not the best in this industry to seperate categories.

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

what is this about technorati.com/pop/buzztv/ without content ?`

Jeff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Technorai seems to be some kind of video search engine, with blog results tacked on. Sad.

Michel Telendro [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Best one :

search.technorati.com
s.technorati.com

Dennis G. Jerz [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Yes, I was put off by "nothing in the known universe about" when the message really seems to be about a lack of tags. Wouldn't it make sense to default to a simple keyword search if the tags search fails?

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Wow, perf hit from the scrolling along the top – Firefox and Vista really don't like rendering the page. Yet another reason not to use Technorati.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Not sure what you mean mrbene. If you mean the scrolling tag list is jumpy at the top of the page. From what I can tell it's meant to be like that.

It's the same on both IE and FF. Haven't tested Opera as I uninstalled it straight after I realised just how much I depend on Google Calendar and iGoogle, neither of which work properly in Opera.

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"But good luck to Technorati to find what they’re looking for, ..."

A buyout! :-)

elyk [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

Ironic...this blog post now shows up first on google blog search for "sergey brin marriage"

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> If you click on the Posts tab, you can see that
> there *are* results for this search query

So weird: so now they default to a "featured content" tab (whatever that is), expect you to click an extra tab to find blog results – meaning this isn't a blog search engine anymore, except what its user base expects – and to facilitate this they lie to you saying "There is nothing in the known universe about sergey brin marriage" (meaning users won't be urged to look further). More than just bad usability, that seems completely broken...

Douglas Karr [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I love Technorati, I'm a huge fan. It's always easy to find what I need and the statistics they share are fantastic. I actually like the scrolling ticker, but it's a little clunky. I would have honestly like to have seen this in a flash module.

The only mistake I saw with this release was that they dropped rank (it's back now) from the metrics for a website. I let them know in the preview that I wanted it but they decided to push on. Boy did they hear it when they went live! Rank is a tangible measure, authority (though tangible) isn't. I can 'say' I'm a smart guy, but until I tell you what my class rank was – it doesn't have any impact.

I'm surprised that Google hasn't swallowed Technorati up or at least tried to mimic their ranking on the blog search.

sookietex [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

a site that has always been a little hard to navigate has added to that problem. i think seth's point is well taken, they seem more concerned about how the look to a buyer who won't look past the new paint job.

as a long time user i can say that the functioning of the core services has suffering as resourses are shifted to serve the superficial form.

i've blogged more in depth about these problems at rncnyc2004.blogspot.com/2007/0 ... String Theory and Technorati Forum Edicate.

i wouldn't care so much but advertisers use their metrics to set ad rates.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Technorati's down again:

<<Doh! The Technorati Monster escaped again.

We're scouring the blogosphere attempting to find it. Back in a flash!>>

Andreas Bovens [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Philipp, have you tried s.technorati.com/ (suggested above by Michel Telendro)? Faster than the default frontend and no tag noise.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's(back?)online here at 9:42am GMT

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