I haven’t used Feedster seriously in a couple of years — I do remember when I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced toothpaste, but that was a long time ago.
Still, I was a little shocked when I realized I knew Feedster had disappeared only because it wasn’t serving search results to Zuula. Had I not wondered about that, I would have missed the big green sign at Feedster.com: “Feedster is Changing… We’ll be back up soon with exciting news!” (I’m getting a date of November 6 on this page.)
I wondered if the front page alone had just been taken down, but searching Google for site:feedster.com inurl:feedster found lots of cached pages, but no currently-available pages. It appears to be gone gone.
For blog search, I find myself using Zuula more and more. There is a amazing lack of overlap between engines… IceRocket is not Bloglines is not Technorati is not Google Blog Search, etc. Zuula serves up results quickly with an easy-to-use interface.
In other AWOL blog search engine news, I can’t get Daypop.com to respond at all. I mentioned a year ago that it had been down since May. We still miss you Daypop!