Five Years Ago This Week – 10/4/2003

October 4, 2008

photo credit: Tom├ís Fano Every Saturday I’ll be reaching deep into the archives. Here is what I was writing about this coming week, five long years ago: The Mythical Million – Based on my own experience for how Technorati miscounts blogs I question whether their newly announced milestone is accurate. Q3 2003 Zeitgeist – I […]

Technorati Improving

November 8, 2005

I’ve been using Technorati a lot lately. Things there have really improved since I wrote in Dissing Technorati that their “veneer was starting to crack.” I was reminded of this today when reading Steve Rubel’s Ten Technorati Hacks article. Some good ideas there. I’ve been trying to use Feedster as well but that’s pretty much […]

Technorati Tags in Movable Type

January 14, 2005

Technorati has released today a new feature called tags which allows one to further categorize the web. Mix Flickr and tags with weblog tags and you get a Technorati Tag page, which looks like this which is the page for the tag technorati. The basic premise is you tag your articles just like people […]

The Mythical Million

October 4, 2003

Dave Sifry of Technorati fame recently celebrated a milestone – one million weblogs tracked. He went on to opine that a new weblog is being created every 12 seconds. Technorati fans everywhere (of which I am one) celebrate the monumental achievement. Well, it’s bunk. For as long as I’ve used Technorati I’ve thought that what […]

Technorati Pinger

July 6, 2003

Technorati now supports direct pinging on updates as described by David Sifry in New Technorati Pinger is active: Hot ‘n fresh weblog indexing. Previously he was relying on pings to services such as and to determine which sites to index but now you can tell Technorati directly that something has been updated on […]