Google beats Technorati in uptime

Sometimes first impressions are better than they appear on a more measured look. Technorati is down right now and was for quite a while. UPDATE: It’s back up now. Why am I writing this? I don’t remember that Google’s Blogsearch EVER having been down (I use both quite often).

Why does Google’s main search have such a strong position in my head? It’s always fast and it always is up. I can remember only two times in the past eight years when I couldn’t get Google to come back and it almost always comes back really fast.

I bet there are more than a few people trying to get to Technorati right now cause of all the new discussion about its new design and features. Yet they are getting an ugly error message.

At least when Twitter was down recently there was some humor in its error message — pictures of cats poking around inside a server with a funny headline.

Engtech says goodbye to Technorati too.

I’m sorry for getting all hyped up. Last night Technorati looked very cool and it impressed me. That first impression has been getting worse and worse all day long.

I remember how Microsoft gathered market share in the 1980s and 1990s: they just executed well enough and waited for their competitors to stumble.

I hope Technorati will be back tomorrow. I was trying to do a more in-depth review of the new Technorati.

But first on my quality checklist is “are you always up and always fast?” How about yours?