To quote the Technorati website:
Technorati currently track 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media. They search, surface, and organize blogs and the other forms of independent, user-generated content (photos, videos, voting, etc.). They index the live web within minutes, providing their users with up-to-date information about the topics and authors they care about. Technorati is the authority on what is happening right now on the live web including the blogosphere. They can help bloggers by driving targeted traffic to their sites, and allowing them to connect to the millions of other individuals in the blogger community.
Lets see if it works.
Simon.Hibbott.com is currently ranked 8,911,336. It currently has no authority.
Here’s what that means and how it’s calculated:
Technorati Authority is the number of blogs linking to a website in the last six months. The higher the number, the more Technorati Authority the blog has.
It is important to note that Technorati measure the number of blogs, rather than the number of links. So, if a blog links to your blog many times, it still only count as +1 toward your authority. Of course, new links mean the +1 will last another 180 days.
Technorati Rank is calculated based on how far you are from the top. The blog with the hightest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog. The smaller your Technorati Rank, the closer you are to the top.
Since at the lower end of the scale many blogs will have the same Technorati Authority, they will share the same Technorati Rank.
Heres a link to my Technorati Profile