The Blog world paralyzed when Technorati goes down!

What has happened? I've checked Technorati about 2 hours a go and it was DOWN!

Guess what — it is still down.

Meanwhile, I went to the Google Blogsearch to find out what is happening and the blogosphere echoes:

Is Technorati Down?

Site performance is so fundamental to user experience and adoption, I cannot understand why Technorati does not get its IT house in order instead of devoting resources to graphical redesign and feature creep.

Technorati Down Again? Everybody Panic

“There are myriad blogs complaining about the site being down or other issues.

While my experience with them has been mostly good (and again other options are pretty limited) when they do go down bloggers everywhere seem to go into a frenzy. That whole self-importance effect of the empowered masses.”

Breaking Rumors, News, and Truemors

Is Technorati sold or down? The site has not responded for 30 minutes.

Well it is much longer than 30 minutes now. I wonder what the news will be tomorrow — virus? Upgrade? Excuses?

Bloggers (like myself) have long depended on the keyword search and trackback features by Technorati. Is it perhaps a victim of its own blog generated success, overwhelmed at last and bitten by the very lion it has fed for so long?

Meanwhile, those who depend on Technorati are removing code from their site (I don't have time, unless it continues.)

Apparently Technorati is down. As I normally have code from it embedded in both the main and individual pages, this has caused the site to load slowly, improperly or not at all.

Stay tuned…

And as a final statement of faith that Technorati will return, below are my tags.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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EFL Geek June 5, 2007 - 10:39 pm

I don’t rely on free sites exactly for this reason. If I am paying for a site,then I can reasonably expect advance notice of downtime and compensation if it’s unexpected. With a free site, you just have to be grateful that it’s there.

Ian Kallen June 6, 2007 - 1:17 am

Sorry about the difficulties, we had a serious network outage today, we’re bringing our systems back online now. There was an unprecedented failure with our network equipment (redundant equipment to boot) that we’re shaking out. We should be 100% very soon and we’ll be posting to the Technorati Blog about this soon.

leon's web3d blog June 7, 2007 - 5:33 pm

Oh that’s huge for bloggers. Technorati is one of my favourite place to explore something new.

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