What is Technorati?Technorati is a real-time search engine dedicated to the blogosphere. It only searches through blogs to find exactly what you're looking for. At the time of this writing, Technorati was tracking over 22 million sites and over a billion links, a mind-boggling amount.
How Do You Search for Blogs on Technorati?Searching for blogs on Technorati is thankfully a very easy task. Navigate to the Technorati home page, and type in what you're looking for into the main search query bar. If you'd like more advanced search options, click on the "Options" text link right next to the search query bar; a window will appear that will give you more search parameters.
Technorati Blog Search FeaturesYou can also browse through Technorati tags, which are basically subjects or topics that bloggers have given to what they are writing about. At the time of this writing, Technorati was tracking over four million tags. The most popular 250 tags are shown on the Technorati Tag page; they are organized in alphabetical order. The bigger the tag text is in the Technorati tag cloud, the more popular or active that particular tag is.
Technorati also has what it calls the Technorati Blog Finder which basically ends up to being Technorati's directory of blogs, organized by topic. You can browse through the categories, or scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the most recently added blogs.
Technorati has a Popular list of what's getting the most buzz on the Web; it's interesting to come and see what people are searching for here. News, books, movies, and blogs are the main categories in What's Popular. In addition, if you'd like to view the most popular blogs in the blogosphere, you can check out the Top 100 Popular Blogs - "The biggest blogs in the blogosphere, as measured by unique links in the last six months."