It seems that Technorati is out of beta. If you go to Technorati, the ubiquitous RSS/Feeds search engine, you’ll see a totaly revamped lay-out. Sure, it was visitable on beta.technorati.com for some time now. But somebody threw the switch tonight.
- Improved the user experience
- More Tags-stuff
- More powerful advanced search features
- More personalization
- New Watchlist capabilities
- Removal of duplicat entries
- And some performance improvements
That’s quite a list. 🙂
More info about the new Technorati here.
Addendum: Oh and for those in the vicinity of San Francisco *wink wink nudge nudge*. There is a Technorati party going on wednesday.
Catching up with my feeds tonight this one caught my eye. Codename: ‘Strippenkaart’. It makes me smile. 🙂 Why?
For non-Dutch this would probably mean nothing. Except for ‘some’ who went to the XTech conference last week. And for those who know there’s a developer preview release of Firefox 1.1 available. So why am I smiling?
Well, the developers of Firefox all went to Amsterdam last week to visit this XTech conference and they chose to name this release ‘Strippenkaart’. A ‘strippenkaart’ is nothing less than a pre-paid public transport ticket. So it is funny, for Dutch, to see something so mundane to be chosen as a codename. Or maybe the Firefox development team were struck in awe with our public transport system… (I think not)
@Firefox developers: I suggest to name Deer Park Alpha 2 ‘Codename: Tankpas’. Or if that doesn’t sound right: ‘Leaseauto’. Just a suggestion. 😉
For more entertaining reviews of The Netherlands take a look at Daniel Glazmans weblog.
PC World published their ‘The 100 Best Products of 2005‘ and made Mozilla Firefox the Product of the Year:
WEB BROWSER (Free) Let the browser wars begin anew: This open-source program is streamlined, customizable, and just plain better. No wonder it has attracted millions of users in just a few months. Is it merely a coincidence that Microsoft finally plans to give the aging Internet Explorer the major overhaul it has needed for years?
Don’t forget to check out the other 100 best of breed. 😉