I was just over at Don Park’s blog and saw that Kevin Marks, a familiar face to those of us in the tech blogging world, has left Technorati and gone to Google to work on blog search.
I wish Technorati well. I like Dave Sifry and Tantek Celik a lot. But, they have a huge technological (and marketing) challenge ahead of them. If the big company’s stuff is better than the small company’s stuff, then why do we need the small company’s stuff again? Technorati used to be the best blog search engine by a long shot, but now I’m finding I’m using Google Blog Search more and more.
UPDATE: WinExtra has a great line: “Does the A-list exist if the Technorati 100 disappears?”