Sphere, when it launches will be a whole new way to search the land of eternal blogdom. Check out Om Malik’s post and the TechCrunch post as well. And then go here to sign up to be notified when they launch. From their about page:
The blogosphere is growing incredibly fast. When we started, there were around 5 million blogs. Nine months later, there is more than 18 million blogs. With an increasing number of people reading, writing, and commenting on blogs, finding relevant content has become increasingly difficult. For a variety of complex technical reasons, current blog search services deliver less-than-satisfying results. These reasons include an exclusive emphasis on freshness, or a too simplistic computation of a blogger’s authority. Our algorithm sorts through all those blogs, super fast, and finds relevant content to match a blog search query.
I can’t wait (but I guess I’ll have to.)