Dave Sifry of Technorati was recently interviewed by Guy Kawasaki which is an entertaining and informative read. Also swirling around in Dave's world are Blog rankings which he lets us know about in a post to Sifry's Alerts where he notes that these
"may jump around a little this week, or that some non-blogs (or blog hosting tools) may occasionally sneak in for a short time - we're doing some maintenance on that code, and I apologize in advance if you see anything wonky."
"Because link counts had gotten stalled for some people in the past, we're clearing out a lot of the backlog over the next week or two, and this may cause a bit of strangeness"
While I was skeptical about blog search engines in general, Technorati has impressed me. And it's really about more than ego as Red Sweater blog reminds us.
"It helps you to get more readers who are looking for what you happen to be blogging about."
Danah Boyd touches on this in a post about Blog Consumption / Production referring to how friends
" use things like Technorati to ego-surf not for validation, but to keep abreast of what conversations they're supposed to be engaging in."
Now if Technorati could just weed out all those spam blogs hosted at blogger / blogspot from their listings. I hate it when I search for something and wind up with a list of splogs and the mindless Myspace junk. I wonder if the tech wonder-kids have any good answers to those challenges?