The New Technorati Looks Great
Technorati Weblog: Come check out the refreshed www.technorati.com! Dave Sifry has a post out about a whole new Technorati. Take a minute to check out their new main page if you haven’t already. It’s very cool.
Overall the new design flows really well and makes Technorati feel like a main home page. It gives you one of those first at a glance type things to start your day off. Top tags, top searches, etc. give you a snapshot idea about what is being talked about in the world. But then it gives you a bit more customization by showing you the most recent posts from your favorite bloggers. A ticker runs across the top of the page giving it sort of a real time feel as topics are being discussed.
The sites design is very clean. Rather than bore you with crap like the weather and horoscopes like you might find a other portal type pages, this page feels relevant.
what I like the most though is the section popular near the bottom. Although Technorati has been doing non-blog search, it’s never been highlighted this prominently before. In this section you can see what’s popular in videos, music, movies, games, DVDs, News and Buzz.
More than any of the others I think video will be a hit. People are constantly looking to find great video on the web. From checking out your friends and contacts on Vimeo (my favorite video sharing site at the moment) to checkng digg for what video is getting dugg, people just can’t get enough. Certainly though another metric to find good video will be to see what bloggers are linking too and I think many people will use Technorati’s video search now that it is more prominently displayed.
Congratulations to Dave Sifry and the entire Technorati team on a great new Technorati.