1. People who are highly knowledgeable about technology, especially digital technology such as computing (IT) and communications (together, ICT). A portmanteau word, "technorati" combines "technical" and "literati".

Singular: technorat.

Synonyms: technoscenti.

Antonyms: newby, luser.

2. An Internet tool and website intended for such people: capitalised as "Technorati".
Joe's one of the technorati - he wrote the book on the Unix Korn shell.
by yuyiya November 26, 2011
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Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google, Yahoo, PubSub and IceRocket. As of August 2006, Technorati indexes over 55 million weblogs. The name Technorati is a portmanteau, pointing to the technological version of literati or intellectuals.

Technorati was founded by Dave Sifry and its headquarters are in San Francisco, California, USA. Tantek Çelik is the site's Chief Technologist.

Technorati uses and contributes to open source software. Technorati has an active software developer community, many of them from open-source culture. Sifry is a major open-source advocate, and was a founder of LinuxCare and later of Wi-Fi access point software developer Sputnik. Technorati includes a public developer's wiki, where developers and contributors collaborate, as well as various open APIs.

The site won the SXSW 2006 awards for Best Technical Achievement and also Best of Show. It has also been nominated for a 2006 Webby award for Best Practices.

Technorati is blocked in China. China has, as a consequence, been widely criticized for its censorship.
A: I've tried everything I could to track her blog down.

B: Any luck?

A: Hell yea! Thank god there's technorati, her previous blog said she've had better than me.

B: Ouch!
by fl!ps!de December 07, 2006
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