July 09, 2010

Beware Technorati

I and others who've been accessing the Election Law Blog over the past few days have had delays or blank pages caused when the site tried to access something called b.scorecardresearch.com (more about them here). I was not sure what the culprit was, but after removing and putting back a bunch of outside links on the blog, I determined that it was a code going to Technorati. Technorati allowed a code to track links from this blog to others. (Over the last few months for some reason it stopped doing that, showing that no one ever linked to this blog---which, fortunately for me, is not true.) In any case, I kept the code in despite the fact that it did not seem to do anything. But apparently that code was also going to this other site, and hanging up the blog.

If anyone continues to experience problems, please let me know.

Posted by Rick Hasen at July 9, 2010 11:54 AM