Technorati

Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google, Yahoo and IceRocket. As of March 2007, Technorati indexes over 70 million weblogs. The name Technorati is a portmanteau, pointing to the technological version of literati or intellectuals.

Technorati was founded by Dave Sifry and its headquarters are in San Francisco, California, USA. Tantek Çelik is the site’s Chief Technologist.

Technorati uses and contributes to open source software. Technorati has an active software developer community, many of them from open-source culture. Sifry is a major open-source advocate, and was a founder of LinuxCare and later of Wi-Fi access point software developer Sputnik. Technorati includes a public developer’s wiki, where developers and contributors collaborate, as well as various open APIs.

The site won the SXSW 2006 awards for Best Technical Achievement and also Best of Show.[1] It was also nominated for a 2006 Webby award for Best Practices, but lost to Flickr and Google Maps.[2]

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