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  Reactions to Technorati’s Overstatement  
Posted 2007-08-15 by Tony Walsh
Blog search engine Technorati has changed how it describes search results. It now refers to search results as "blog reactions," a description I'm not comfortable with. Technorati search results are not necessarily comprised entirely of "reactions," and are more neutrally described as "links" or "references." Not every blog that links to another is "reacting." To say otherwise is suggesting a more conversational blogosphere than actually exists.

Furthermore, when Technorati lists search results, it's only giving you results it was built to understand, rather than results from the entire blogosphere. A long-standing beef I've had with Technorati is its inability to index URLs containing a question-mark ("?"), such as nearly all the content on my Secret Lair network, effectively omitting Clickable Culture blog from its database. I've filed over a dozen support requests about this issue, but nobody seems able to get Technorati to read beyond a question-mark. Sigh.
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