Be it technology, Internet, entertainment or games the news and stories which you follow on the web are scattered amongst many thousands of websites and blogs. It is just not possible for any reader to follow them. An aggregator which compiles everything for you is really a brilliant idea. Websites like, Techmeme & Alltop arranges all the links of your choice into a single, easy-to-scan page. The selection is accomplished automatically which you can further edit. It is a kind of funnel which collects and filters headlines from most of the blogs/sites that it covers and groups these headlines into appropriate topical categories.
Techmeme runs the river of information under one niche where as Alltop beautifully organizes this wide coverage and has a more organized presentation.
The creator of Alltop is Guy Kawasaki. Alltop displays up to five headlines of different blogs/sites per category. The best part about it is that when you place the cursor over the headline, Alltop will display a brief statement about the headlines and clicking on it will bring to you the site where Alltop got it from.
As per Alltop, it is an “online magazine rack” of popular topics. We update the stories every hour. Pick a topic by searching, news category, or name, and we’ll deliver it to you 24 x 7. All the topics, all the time. The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good to answer a question like, “How many people live in China?” However, it has a much harder time answering the question, “What’s happening in China?” That’s the kind of question that we answer.
One feature that allures users on Alltop is MyAlltop. MyAlltop lets you personalized your Alltop browsing/reading news experience. It not only makes you to select only the blogs you want to check whenever you visit the site. You can then share What interests you. It is certainly one of the ways to attract more users to the site.
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