While I have historically been a huge fan of Technorati, I'm increasingly getting disappointed with the site (as can be seen in my recent posts) and today provided yet another disappointment. Since my employer, Mitel, had a major reseller conference last week, I was searching technorati for postings about the event. There seemed to be a number of photos, so I followed the link for the page of "photos about mitel". However, once there, I found there was no way to sort by date!
Did I imagine this? Am I missing some option somewhere?
Why should I really care about photos posted 362 days ago? or 131 days ago? (Or even, amazingly, 806 days ago?) How about something closer to, oh, today? When I did scroll down the page I did find a few posted 4 days ago... but that was all the way at the bottom... and there would seem to be at least 6 more pages of photos... would I really have to scroll through them to find more recent photos?
Now, I don't really think of Technorati as a place to go search for photos, but that's part of what Technorati aims to be, by their own admission. If they do want to be "the place to go" to search the multimedia web, though, I do think they need to improve things like sort capabilities! I want to see the search results not only in terms of what my be most relevant, but also in terms of timeframe. I want to see new photos first.
I know the team there is working hard on improving the site. Hopefully some of these changes will be made. In the meantime, I think I'll pretty much ignore the photo search capability.