Technorati two years later

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Two years ago Dave Sifry announced Technorati: a new site with a set of web services he always wanted and spent three weekends hacking. Take a look at the Technorati of two years ago.

Unofficial history of Technorati

November 20, 2002
Official first use date.
November 27, 2002
Technorati officially unveiled. 12,000 weblogs indexed.
December 4, 2002
RSS watchlists.
December 15, 2002
First Technorati dinner.
December 18, 2002
Technorati sidebar.
February 7, 2003
Site contents released under Creative Commons license.
February 26, 2003
First major downtime: 4 hours.
March 5, 2003
100,000 weblogs indexed.
March 9, 2003
Revenues of $2,000 over three months from charging a yearly subscription of $5 for an e-mail watchlist and $10 for a RSS watchlist.
March 21, 2003
Current events launches.
April 6, 2003
200,000 weblogs indexed.
May 8, 2003
Google hints at blog-specific search tool.
May 12, 2003
Technorati API released for cosmos, bloginfo, and outbound blogs.
June 9, 2003
Technorati keyword search launches.
June 21, 2003
300,000 weblogs indexed.
July 05, 2003
Technorati pinger launched.
September 27, 2003
1 million weblogs indexed.
February 4, 2004
First hiring post.
March 22, 2004
Three free watchlists. BookTalk launches.
March 30, 2004
2 million weblogs indexed.
May 19, 2004
First Technorati Developers Salon.
June 24, 2004
Keyword advertising launches, powered by FindWhat.
July 7, 2004
3 million weblogs tracked.
July 21, 2004
CNN announces partnership with Technorati for the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
July 26, 2004
Politics subdomain launched.
August 23, 2004
$6.5 million venture capital funding at a valuation of about $12 million.
August 27, 2004
CNN announced partnership with Technorati for the Republican National Convention in New York.
August 31, 2004
Technorati pinger integrated into Movable Type.
September 26, 2004
Colocation center electrical fire followed by a weekend of down time.
October 6, 2004
First Technorati Hackathon.
October 10, 2004
4 million weblogs indexed.
October 21, 2004
Technorati open house at their new offices @ 665 Third Street in San Francisco.
November 5, 2004
Advanced search capabilities, top 20 MP3s. Developer program launched.
November 11, 2004
Technorati search and post cosmos featured in Blogware default templates.
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