Why is Technorati so volatile?
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 by Dave Winer.
I probably shouldn't watch the rank of this blog over at Technorati, but I do.
But last night, in a few hours, the rank went from 122 to 270, after spending a couple of weeks steadily going down (which is really up) from around 150.
PPS: Please, could someone with some logevity and system management expertise buy Technorati. Think of it this way. McAfee in some sense owns the Oakland Colliseum. Monster owns Candlestick. AT&T owns the stadium where the Giants play. Okay, what if IBM owned Technorati, it would then be called the IBM 100. Think about the goodwill you'd buy. You'd be famous as the arbiter of popularity in the blogosphere. You'd be thanked for bringing stability to a metric that desperately needs it. Sifry, if this approach works, you owe me 1 percent.