Happy birthday Technorati

Technorati logo 2002Technorati logo 2005

Three years ago, on November 27, 2002, Technorati was introduced to the world. Technorati started as a way for Dave Sifry to track who was talking about his blog online and the project eventually grew into a company of 30+ employees.

The blogosphere often gets caught up in the buzz of the moment, so here is a little history from Technorati in 2002:


Pictured above is the home of Technorati’s servers one year ago. I call it “the liquor store colo” because it has that back of the liquor store feel to it. I took a tour of Technorati’s new hosting facility, 365 Main, a few weeks ago. Technorati is now hosted in a converted tank manufacturing plant.

Building upon my summary of Technorati’s first two years, below are some personally selected highlights from Technorati’s third year.

December 19, 2004
Technorati Japan, is announced as Technorati’s first international endeavor.
January 17, 2005
Technorati tags introduced. Folksonomy applied to individual blog posts.
February 24, 2005
First web spam summit bringing together key search engine publishers and indexers.
March 31, 2005
One billion links tracked.
April 9, 2005
Related tags launched.
May 16, 2005
10 million blogs tracked.
May 24, 2005
One million distinct post tags.
June 20, 2005
Major redesign launched.
July 27, 2005
Language-specific search introduced.
July 28, 2005
Technorati Mobile launched
August 2005
Technorati search results integrated into Newsweek article pages.
September 1, 2005
Blog Finder introduced. Tagging and folksonomy applied at the individual blog level.
October 24, 2005
20 million blogs tracked.
November 21, 2005
Technorati Mini introduced, featuring updated results in a smaller window every minute.

[Disclaimer: I work for Technorati but this post was created from my own will and contains my personal opinion and perspectives.]