I hadn’t checked in for a long time, so I wondered what was going on with one of the first blog search engines, Daypop. The URL for Daypop is http://www.daypop.com but there’s no need to go there because there’s not much going on.
The site says “Daypop down until further notice… Sorry for the inconvenience. After adding a bunch of submitted sites, Daypop no longer has enough memory to calculate the Top 40 and other Top pages. If there’s no simple fix, Daypop won’t be back up until a new search/analysis engine is in place. A new engine will take at least a month to get online.”
Checking my fresh site bookmark notes that the page was apparently updated May 11, so I don’t know if Daypop is ever coming back. It’s a shame; it was one of the first blog search engines, Dan Chan did a lot of work on it, and if he’d only started up doing all this post-bubble hideyho someone might have bought it. We miss you Daypop!