Dave Sifry, founder of blog search and metrics company Technorati announced today that he has stepped down from his position as CEO of the company and all day-to-day operations, only retaining his position as chairman of the board. You can read his blog post here.
The announcement doesn’t come as too much of surprise since Sifry has publicly stated in the past that Technorati has been long hunting for a CEO, which is still ongoing (as he states, “the board is still conducting a search for the next great leader of this great company“).
The last year has been a weird one for Technorati, which has been full of high expectations since its founding in 2005. They’ve undergone a number of changes, rehauls and redesigns, and even reported fairly high and climbing pageview numbers, but somehow the excitement seems to be missing.
It’s a long road to acquisition for Technorati, and after the number of predictions it’s been host of, there’s no point in making another one. With the falling blogosphere numbers (as reported by Technorati’s own numbers), no one is to say where this will end.