Not getting it

I don’t mean to be a pill, but what does technorati do that is useful or interesting? I have yet to “get it”.

I find BlogPulse better for getting a snapshot of the Blogosphere (boy that term is getting tired, isn’t it?) and of course Feedster for performing direct queries (when Google isn’t enough).

A lot of people swear by it, so I’m sure I’m missing something. Perhaps someone can enlighten me and explain what all the buzz is about.

2 comments for “Not getting it

  1. Well, I’m not sure that I can entirely answer that question, as I’m obvoiusly biased, but I think a significant difference is the speed of indexing. The median time from weblogs post to index is 7 minutes – which means that the cosmos is something you can keep checking – in real time – and participate with others in both reverse links (link cosmos) and keyword search.

    Another big difference is that we’re covering a significantly larger set of blogs than anyone else – over 1.6M weblogs. That makes us between 4x – 15x more complete with any other service as well – so you get as complete coverage as possible.


  2. Thanks Dave. I also noticed that you put the Search button back and a few other new cool features. I think I was underestimating the value of the ‘ping’ model. I’m going to try to jump into the BOF here at Etech and I may have a rebuttal to my own post after that. 🙂

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