As long as I'm commenting on things that are dead, allow me to add Technorati to the list. They have descended into the dark depths of crap advertising "You've been chosen to get a free laptop computer. Click to accept!" Sheesh. If things are that bad, just shut off the servers, turn off the lights, lock the door, and go home.
As long as I'm on my soap box, do you imagine that the intersection of the kinds of people who use Technorati and the morons who'd actually click on this ad is very large? Given that almost no one I know ever clicks on online ads, I'd guess it's very small.
It's sad that Technorati couldn't make it. They do blog search better than anyone else--when they're working. I miss them already and they're not even gone yet.