Following a request on the developers email list, technorati have added support for a new query: keyInfo. Each Technorati API key is limited to 500 requests per day and this query will allow you to check a given key’s status without using up any of that allocation.
I’ve upgraded Services_Technorati to support that and upped the version number to 0.52. The latest package is here. The package is pretty much done. I’m hoping to find a bit more time to test the attention.XML support and then I will trigger a call for votes for acceptance into PEAR.