I’m sadly old enough to remember when LiveJournal was super-hip (and its emo younger brother, DeadJournal). Blogs are something I’ve pretty much “grown up with”. I’ve had quite a few in my time, personal and professional. Technorati is a blog search engine, and if nothing else I’m impressed it’s gone the distance where others (e.g. Google Blog Search) have fallen by the wayside.
I’ll admit to being at a bit of a loss as to why you’d just want to see what’s in blogs. You could Google your topic and blogs would come up. But not wanting non-blog information (unless you were researching and your scope was purely blog posts) doesn’t really seem quite right to me.
Anyway, Technorati seems fatally flawed to me. I did a search for “23 Things” – see below. Not only did my multiple 23 Things blog posts NOT show up, but NONE of the thousands of posts by thousands of people doing 23 Things around the world showed up! Even just clicking the 23 Things tag on WordPress finds you at least a dozen posts. It makes me wonder what it is that Technorati is actually indexing?
Verdict: Not going to be one of my suite of tools