Jason Kottke makes a strong case that Technorati is heading in the wrong direction.
That’s it. I’ve had it. No more Technorati. I’ve used the site for, what, a couple of years now to keep track of what people were saying about posts on kottke.org and searching blogs for keywords or current events. During that time, it’s been down at least a quarter of the time (although it’s been better recently), results are often unavailable for queries with large result sets (i.e. this is only going to become a bigger problem as time goes on), and most of the rest of the time it’s slow as molasses.
He goes on to detail to further detail their flaws.
Is this a question of someone trying to be too many things, as Jason suggests? Or is it someone who grew too fast? Or is the technology simply not that scalable?
At the end of the day, it won’t matter if they can’t refocus and stem the tide of discontent that seems to be rising in the blogosphere.
[via Fred Wilson]