My online daily routine include checking my emails, favorite feeds, logging in to Technorati, MyBlogLog, etc. Early this morning I was surprised to see Technorati’s new design.
From Technorati’s blog:
We just launched a major refresh to www.technorati.com. Some of the changes are subtle, some are big, and they all build on a bunch of improvements we’ve been making to the site since January. We’ve been spending a lot of time listening to you, and incorporating an enormous amount of feedback into this refresh – dozens of changes to both our look and feel and to our backend systems to make Technorati more useful to you.
The guys at Technorati call it a “refresh“. Not only have they changed their design but also the way they do their search. Previously, they concentrated on blogs and with the changes that they made, they now include user-generated video, photos, podcasts, music, games and more.
The first thing that got my attention was the ticker found on top of the page. As soon as I saw the ticker, what came to mind is the news ticker that news television networks use to display headlines on tv. For Technorati, the ticker displays the latest popular keywords, terms and phrases.
One of the major changes Technorati made was the eliminating the “search silos” and replacing it with more simpler search features. The search results are now displayed in this format – technorati.com/tag/query and show results not only from blogs, but also include videos, photos and audio files. This move makes Techorati more competitive with Google Blogsearch or otherwise. Other improved segments include the WTF and Favorites.
I’ve been using Technorati a lot more often lately and I really like the new design, improvements and other changes that they’ve made and I’m sure many of you guys agree with me. If not, leave a comment and let us know what you like or don’t like with the “refreshed” Technorati.
If you want to know more about this story, check out Dave Sifry’s post.
I prefer the new changes to the origina layout. Nice. I love Technorati, specifically for managing my Favourites.
@SexyMom – Atleast you're updated to these kind of things even if you don't completely understand them. I'm sure eventually you'll be able to keep up with your kids when it comes to technology. :D
not that i understand all these things, but i also noticed that and read about that.
in the past i do not go to tecchie sites, except my son's, but now, i have taken interest. and i'm learning…
@jhay – But you do have an account in Technorati right?
@Shari – Me too. I was surprised to see the new design and layout. The original look was also nice but I kinda like the new one better. :D
I was caught off-guard at first. I guess this is something I should get used to. I still love the original look though.
Not much of Technorati user myself, but I'll check it out.