Where did Dave Sifry Go? Nowhere

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  1. Om,

    The NYT goofed. Here’s the 3 inaccuracies that I found in the story:

    1) It states that Peter Hirshberg is Technorati’s Chief Executive. We really love Peter, but he’s not the CEO, he’s our Chairman. I am the CEO.
    2) It states that Edelman “is sponsoring development of new Technorati sites in French, German, Italian, Korean and Chinese, involving an investment of ‘several hundred thousand dollars.'” That is technically correct, but it makes the implication that Edelman has invested in Technorati, which is untrue. A much clearer word choice would have been “payment” rather than “investment” in the aforementioned sentence.
    3) It states that there are “more than 55 million of them [blogs] around the world, according to Technorati, and the total is growing by thousands every week.” Again, that’s technically true, but why not be more accurate? There are actually 57.2 million blogs that Technorati is tracking as of the time of the writing of this post, and those numbers are growing by over 175,000 each day, which means that on average, there are at least 1.2 Million blogs created each week. These figures were detailed in my most recent State of the Blogosphere report.

    Dave

  2. FYI – I wrote a post about the lack of customer service and some thoughts on their new video blog here:
    http://www.centernetworks.com/technorati-customer-service

    And then in my web apps customer service face-off, they initially received a F but I adjusted it after tracking down Liz on her flickr account.
    http://www.centernetworks.com/web-apps-customer-service-face-off

    Dave – I would love to have a conversation/interview with you sometime about Technorati (I like the service a lot) – I offered this to Liz but received no reply. Feel free to e-mail me at allen at centernetworks.com if you are interested.

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  4. Honestly, the Times may have lost some fact checkers. The killer Yahoo article they ran the other day used old stats from ComScore, excluding visitors under 18 (thus cutting over 20 million visitors) and quoting the agency guy who happens to have MSN.com as the AOR. yech

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